Apple iPad Air, 32GB

A tablet with WiFi, Bluetooth and Camera capabilities. These iPads are perfect for online research, robotics, and data collection with Pasco sensors. All iPads come pre-loaded with Sphero and Ozobot apps, as well as the data collection apps necessary for all Pasco sensors.

Need a specific app downloaded? Please let us know!

Canon DSLR Camera

Capture activities and learning moments through photos or videos with this ideal DSLR camera. It's particularly useful for recording teacher demonstrations or student projects. The package already comes with an SD card, a 50mm lens, and an 18-135mm lens. Additionally, you can request tripods, external microphones, and other media equipment as necessary.

Coral Bleaching Kit

Developed by the Coral Resilience Lab at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, this activity seeks to bring a tangible visualization of coral bleaching and will give students a better understanding of how ocean warming events and other stressors affect the health of corals, and that of those which do not experience bleaching. As a parallel, students will be able to see the physical change that the animal undergoes when exposed to a warming event. Students will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is a coral and what happens when coral bleaches?
  • What causes coral bleaching?
  • What are resilient corals and how are they beneficial?

Download the curriculum resources here.

Digital Microscope

These digital microscopes are an upgrade to the conventional microscope and have an integrated LCD and software that allows users to view, record, or photograph subjects easily. The microscope has a magnification range of 10X - 2000X and is a stand-alone tool with all necessary components. It also features an HDMI port for projecting images onto larger screens (requires HDMI cable and HDMI compatible device).

Digital Multimeter

The Digital Multimeters measure electricity, primarily as current, voltage, or resistance. Students can measure the output of batteries, solar panels, or other generators, or troubleshoot electronic devices.

Eisco Force Table

Are you looking for a hands-on demonstration of Newton's First Law? The Eisco Force Table uses a series of pulleys and weights to help demonstrate how multiple forces acting in different directions affect the movement of an object. The kit is easy to assemble and has everything your students need to set up the activity.

Extech Flat pH Electrode for Solids

Measure the pH of solids like soils, gels, food, and more.

Extech Infrared Temperature Gun

Measure surface temperatures with this infrared thermometer. Includes a built-in laser pointer, adjustable high alarm, two AAA batteries, soft case, and a wrist wrap.

FabLab ModelMaker 3D Modeling

Fablab ModelMaker software is used to render 3D shapes. The output initially shows the net of the shapes which can be printed on paper and cut out using a paper cutting machine (also available for loan). Each shape created includes additional information such as description, formulas (volume, surface area), parameters, and more for reference. These reference metrics allow students to learn more about each shape, as well as assess their understanding of geometric shapes, volumes, variables and ratios.

Note: For Macintosh users, the last version of macOS that is compatible with FabLab is 10.4, Mojave. If you require alternate computers to run FabLab, just let us know!

Gear Car Kit

Explore the basics of gears with the Gear Car kit. The cars come in sets with two different gear ratios that allow students to investigate the effect of gear ratio on the car's performance (speed and power). This tool comes with curricula that includes a powerpoint, a video link, and an investigation and can be used as is, or modified for your class. The lessons and cars can be used as a stand alone investigation or to prepare students for designing a Solar Car.

Germination Station

STEM Pre-Academy has put together a germination station to facilitate seed germination within the classroom. This kit provides a safe and controlled environment for seeds to germinate and grow, allowing optimal conditions before they are transplanted to the final grow-out placement.

Teachers have utilized this kit to involve their students in the germination process and teach them how to cultivate their own food.

The kit is versatile and can be used for Hydroponics, Aquaponics, or conventional soil farming techniques. It comes with an easily assembled PVC Frame, Grow Light, timer, and a germination tray with a humidity dome.

Heat Lamp Kit

STEM Pre-Academy has developed a heat lamp kit for testing solar ovens in the classroom or any situation that requires a constant heat source. Teachers often use this kit for the Solar Oven EDP activity, particularly on rainy days when the sun isn't available.

The kit comes with an easily assembled PVC frame, two heat lamps, two thermometers, and a power cord.

Horizontal Wind Turbine Kit

Are you looking for a hands-on EDP Challenge for your students? University of Hawai‘i engineering students adapted a wind turbine generator to help teachers learn and teach the Engineering Design Process (EDP). The horizontal wind turbine activity challenges students to design and manufacture blades to transform wind energy into electrical energy using electromagnetism concepts.

Teachers use this tool to cover EDP, electromagnetism, and circuits. The kit includes: Wind turbine test frame, industrial fan, multimeter, and test lamp. (This kit does not include consumable supplies to build the blade.)

HyperDuino – Basic Starter Kit

HyperDuino is an incredible concept that was created by Roger Wagner (writer of the original Apple II documentation!). HyperDuino kits allow users in any skill range to build physical, interactive projects in no time at all using an Arduino and the HyperDuino board. Beginners might make an interactive display that lights up when you press the right button. An intermediate user might add interactive video to the display. And the advanced user can take full advantage of the power of the arduino and create something truly amazing. It's quite stunning how quickly and easily these projects can be created.

Here are some links to HyperDuino documentation provided by the designer:

HyperDuino – Mini-Makerspace Class Parts Set

The HyperDuino Mini-Makerspace Class Parts Set contains everything you need to bring the HyperDuino Basic Starter Kits to a whole classroom full of students.

Here are some links to HyperDuino documentation provided by the designer: