Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:13:05 -0600

Author: "paul johnson"

Subject: Re: Pasco Lab Pro

Post:

Maybe I spoke with forked tongue, Richard. I guess it was WinXP on our new
computers that SW would not run under. Anyway, thanks for your offer.

poj

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zajac, Richard"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:12 AM
Subject: RE: Pasco Lab Pro


> Paul,
>
> We have been using Science Workshop under Windows 2000 for a couple of
years
> now without any problems.
> It did require updating the software from off the Pasco WWW site when we
> first upgraded the operating system.
> Let me know if it's worth your while for me to get into detail about how
we
> made it work.
>
> Dr. Richard Zajac
> Kansas State University - Salina
> Salina, Kansas
>
> > From: paul o johnson[SMTP:pojhome@swbell.net]
> > Reply To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 1:14 PM
> > To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> > Subject: Re: Pasco Lab Pro
> >
> > I've never heard of Pasco's Lab Pro. We've used Pasco's Science Workshop
> > for
> > the past five years running under Win98. This year we upgraded our lab
> > computers and are now running under Win 2000. Only then did we discover
> > that
> > Science Workshop doesn't run under Win 2000, so we had to order Data
> > Studio.
> > Although their Teachers Guide covers both Science Workshop and Data
> > Studio,
> > we assume that Pasco intends DS as an upgrade to SW.
> >
> > Unfortunately, we wrote our lab manual with Science Workshop in mind; so
> > now
> > we're having to revise all 30 experiments in the manual. We're
discovering
> > some changes in DS for tasks such as setting sensor sampling rates,
> > calibrating sensors, and setting display precision. A particular problem
> > I'm
> > having is in using a photogate to measure the period of a pendulum. DS
> > wants
> > to measure the time interval between gate interruptions by the bob -- I
> > can't figure out how to tell it to double that interval to display the
> > period.
> >
> > Dr. P. O. Johnson
> > Math and Science Dept.
> > Collin County College
> > Plano, Texas

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