Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab

Code: AKX00014
Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab
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Estimate shipping date: end of April

The first official Arduino kit designed for scientific exploration for middle school students aged 11 to 14.

Developed in partnership with Google, the Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab is an Arduino-based physics lab, fully compatible with Google Science Journal available on Android (Not currently compatible with Google Science Journal App for iOS).

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs
  • Have Fun and Learn at the Arduino Science Fairground!

    Experiment with forces, motion, magnetism, and conductivity. Students will make their own hypothesis like real scientists, then check their assumptions, and log data thanks to Google’s Science Journal — a digital notebook for conducting and documenting science experiments in real-time using the smart capabilities of mobile devices.

    No coding experience required! Enjoy this new series of plug & play projects.
    Recommended for 2 students to work together , the Arduino Science Kit includes materials to run 9 exciting physics experiments based on the following subject areas and topics:

    Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics

    • ELECTRIC FORTUNE TELLER: Investigate conductivity of different materials.
    • BUZZ WIRE: Steadiest hand wins! Build a conductive ‘maze’ and then try to avoid the buzzer as you guide the loop around your course.
    • HAUNTED HOUSE THEREMIN: Did you hear that? Make paranormal noise with a magnet.
    • THERMO MAGIC SHOW: It’s not magic, it’s science! Learn about how different materials conduct or insulate heat.

    Kinetics and Kinematics

    • The DROP ZONE: Can you slide faster than your friends? Explore gravity and measure the acceleration of your Arduino board.
    • The GRAVITRON: Scream if you want to go faster! Learn about rotations per minute, circular motion, the force required to spin this ride, and the relationship to centrifugal forces.
    • The PIRATE SHIP: Captain the ship and test the oscillation of a pendulum.
    • The EJECTION  SEAT: 3… 2… 1… Ignition! Make your board bounce to learn about harmonic motion.
    • The CENTRIFUGE: Don’t get dizzy… Learn more about potential energy and motion.

    Let your students develop transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem solving through an inquiry-based learning approach. No prior electronics knowledge is required — students will simply need to connect their smartphone or tablet to the board, and use the onboard sensor and plug-and-play modules to simulate the rides’ dynamics. Data is transferred from the experiment to the mobile device via Bluetooth, where your students can analyse and record their results in the Google Science Journal App or worksheets if you’d prefer.

    The Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab is compatible with Google Classroom too! You can now share the online activities directly into your Google Classroom’s space.


  • Everything comes in a handy storage box for future use, with all the necessary parts to assemble and conduct experiments. The kit features a range of sensors to measure light, temperature, motion, magnetic fields, and most importantly, full access to online course content for teachers and students alike. You’ll just need to provide a few essential classroom supplies (pencils, rulers, etc.) and a LiPo battery or a Power bank.
    If you own a Chromebook you’ll get a free month on Create for Chrome OS.

    Access code to exclusive online course content and teachers’ guidance notes and students’ worksheets

    1x  Arduino MKR WiFi 1010

    1x Arduino Science Carrier Board

    2x Silicone standoffs

    1x Flat micro USB cable

    1x Arduino Light Sensor Module with Grove Connector

    1x Arduino Temperature Sensor Module with Grove Connector

    2x Grove Cable 20cm - universal 4-pin connector

    2x Double-ended cable: crocodile clip/banana plug (50 cm)

    2x Double-ended cable crocodile clip/banana plug (20 cm)

    1x Magnet

    1x Hook-and-loop Velcro™ strap

    1x Hook-and-loop Velcro™ dot

    2x PCB sticks

    1x PCB encoder

    1x Mini slinky metal spring

    8x M3 screws

    8x M3 bolts

    4x Rubber bands

    4x Small silicone gaskets

    2x Big silicone gaskets

    System Requirements

    Arduino System Requirements:
    USB port / Windows XP or higher / Mac OS X 10.5 or higher / Linux / Chrome OS 38 or higher

    Science Journal app System Requirements:
    Android OS 5 or higher / Chrome OS System supporting Android Apps

  • Science - UK National Curriculum 2013
    - Lower key stage 2 - General aims

    • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
    • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
    • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
    • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
    • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
    • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
    • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
    • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
    • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

    Science - UK National Curriculum 2013
    - Upper key stage 2 - General aims

    • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
    • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and
    • precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
    • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels,
    • Classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
    • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
    • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal
    • relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms
    • such as displays and other presentations.
    • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

    Science - UK National Curriculum 2013
    - Key stage 3 - General aims

    Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

    Design and Technology - UK National Curriculum 2013
    - General Aims - Key Stages 1 and 2

    Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

    Design and Technology - UK National Curriculum 2013 
    - Key Stage 2

    Understand and use electrical systems in their products.
    Understand and use mechanical systems in their products .

    Design and Technology - UK National Curriculum 2013 
    - Key Stage 3

    Understand and use the properties of materials and the performance of structural elements to achieve functioning solutions.
    Understand how more advanced mechanical systems used in their products enable changes in movement and force.
    Understand how more advanced electrical and electronic systems can be powered andused in their products [for example, circuits with heat, light, sound and movement as inputs and outputs].
    Apply computing and use electronics to embed intelligence in products that respond to inputs [for example, sensors], and control outputs [for example, actuators], using programmable components [for example, microcontrollers].




    Middle School (grades 6-8)



    Motion and Stability forces and interactions


    Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

    Drop Zone, Gravitron, Ejection Seat


    Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

    Haunted House Theremin, Electricity Explorer, Buzz Wire


    Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

    Drop Zone



    Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and the speed of an object.

    Drop Zone


    Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.



    Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

    Thermo Magic Show


    Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.

    Thermo Magic Show


    Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.


    Matter and its interactions


    Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.  

    Thermo Magic Show