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“It takes photographs, video clips, time lapse, operates as a webcam, and has a measurement
feature. It is so easy to use that my four-year-olds mastered it in one day! It is durable, and the price is right. I leave it out and the students are able to use it independently. I have other technological tools, such as iPads, [a] projector, [an iPod] Nano, flip cameras, and digital cameras—but my
favorite … tool is the SmartScope!” by
Diana -- Texas
"The lighting is good, and the magnification is excellent. The picture is very clear on my computer screen." by
Leanne -- New Hampshire
"The smartscope is AMAZING. I love using it on the computer to really analzye objects/specimens, and my students really enjoy seeing the images magnified. Thank you." by
Katherine -- Texas
"The Smart scope is working great!! My kindergarteners LOVE it!" by
Karen -- Ohio
"I apologize..... :)
I totally doubted these microscopes when I got the email and thought "whatever! They're going to sit in the closet like the other ones because they'll be too hard to use.."
I was totally wrong....they ARE super EASY! :)" -- Library Media Specialist by
Amy -- Maryland
Product Code: 3250
The Photogate is a digital switch-type sensor that has two states, ON and OFF condition. The Photogate has an infra-red transmitter and receiver that detects objects passing through the 'gate'. Photogates can be used singly or in pairs for time, speed, velocity and acceleration measurements.
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Dynamics experiments that involve calculating time, speed, velocity, acceleration using an inclined plane or air track
Acceleration due to gravity
Measuring the time period of an oscillating body
Impulse and change in momentum
Centripetal force in a pendulum
Response time: less than 5 microseconds
Width of gap: 56mm
The Photogate is mounted in a robust plastic housing, and the detachable clamping rod can be mounted in three different ways for easier positioning for different investigations. An LED, in the plastic mounting, flashes when the beam has been interrupted, which helps when setting up with users' own trolleys and inclined planes.
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Photogate with support rod
NOTE: A Sensor Cable is required to connect this sensor to the ONE Link, SOLUS, or VISION datalogger.