Labdisc 101: What it is and What it Can Do for You

Emily Martin
News on March 15 2017


Lately we’ve been experiencing increased interest in Labdisc, the award-winning data loggers, and how they help teachers and students execute science experiments. Over the next 5 weeks, we will highlight different key features of Labdisc and how it can be used in the classroom.

For this week’s post, we will review what Labdisc is, how it works, and what it can do for you.

What is Labdisc?

Labdisc is an all-in-one, data logging device that places an advanced science lab into the hands of young scientists. The only K-12 compact science device with 10-14 wireless sensors built-in depending on the version you have.  Available for general science, physics, biochemistry, and environmental science. 

How does it work?

The Labdisc’s internal microprocessor automatically calibrates the built-in sensors, freeing educators to focus on science concepts rather than equipment.

Internal sensors include:

  • Labdisc GenSci: Air Pressure,  Current,  GPS,  Light,  Microphone,  Motion,  pH,  Relative  Humidity,  Temperature,  Universal  Input, Voltage.
  • Labdisc Physio: Accelerometer, Air Pressure, Ambient Temperature, Current, Ext. Temperature, Light, Low Voltage, Microphone, Motion, Universal Input, Voltage.
  • Labdisc BioChem: IR Pressure, Ambient Temperature, Barometric  Pressure,  Colorimeter,  Conductivity,    Dissolved    Oxygen    (electrode  sold  separately),  GPS,  Heart   Rate,   Light,   pH,   Relative   Humidity, Thermocouple, Turbidity, Universal Input.
  • Labdisc Enviro: Barometer, Sound Level, Colorimeter, Dissolved Oxygen   (electrode   sold   separately),   GPS,   IR   Temperature,   pH, Relative Humidity,  Temperature,  Turbidity, Universal Input.

The Labdisc enables portable data collection through GlobiLab, Labdisc’s included software. Students can analyze their findings with a variety of data displays and graph manipulations on a laptop, Chromebook, or iPad.

What can Labdisc do for you?

The Labdisc revolutionizes learning in terms of convenience, cost, and portability. It provides a cable-free, clean and safe working environment, all while allowing students to explore outside of the classroom.

Be sure to look out for next week’s post on how easy it is to get started with the Labdisc.

Be sure to download our Labdisc eBook:

To learn more about Labdisc, visithttps://

View our Professional Development Catalog here:

0 thoughts on “Labdisc 101: What it is and What it Can Do for You

Leave a Reply

Related Articles & Other Recommended Reading

3 Essential Lumio Tools to Kick Off the New School Year
The start of another school year brings a mixed bag of emotions to not only students, but to us as teachers. This brings up a multitude of different questions, such as “what will my classes be like this year?”, “what can I improve upon from last year?”, and “am I prepared to begin this school […]


Creating Awesome Screen Recordings on Your Chromebook
As of early this year, Google announced some updates to their Chromebook app called Screencast. This great tool enables teachers to record tutorials and procedural videos to help students know what to do during their lessons. Students can likewise record screencasts on their Chromebooks to demonstrate their learning and do presentations using their webcam, voice, […]


Top 5 Tips for Using Adobe Express to Engage Your Students
Are you looking for new ways to engage your students? Look no further than Adobe Express! As educators, we know the importance of finding new and creative ways to teach our students important content and motivating them to show off their skills. In today’s digital era, it is also so important that we give our […]