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

Post in News by EmilyMartin on 15th March 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.

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