SPARKvue: Science Learning Application

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

SPARKvue is an app designed by PASCO Scientific to help educators in creating learning environments. Its features include real-time measurement, data visualization, collaboration, and analysis.

The latest version

The latest version of SPARKvue was released on June 26, 2014. It allows data sharing and collaborating on lab activities in real time. Students and teachers got broader capabilities. Thus, with the advanced SPARKlab authoring tools, educators can design their own interactive lab activities and create customized assessment questions, so they know how their students understand the material. Teachers can create their own SPARKlabs or use labs from PASCO and its partners.

Operating system compatibility

SPARKvue is available as a free application for Chromebooks (the creators ensured the possibility to collect data on the Chromebook using sensors), iOS, and Android. It can be downloaded at the App Store, Google Play, or the Chrome Web Store.

SPARKvue also supports Windows and Mac computers, for which users can download a free 60-day trial. SPARKvue is not demanding, so there is no need to clean up Mac hard drive or delete necessary files on Windows to download and install it.

System requirements for Windows

Windows 7 sp1 or later

1 GHz Processor


435 MB Free Disk Space (255 MB for SPARKvue, 74 MB for Common Files, and 105 MB for Experiments)

1024 x 768 or greater resolution

System requirements for OS X

Mac OS X v 10.10 or later

An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon Processor


200 MB Free Disk Space (Application Bundle)

1024 x 768 or greater resolution

Filesize: 248 MB

Filesize: 138 MB

The user experience and features are the same for all platforms.

Product Innovation Award for STEM

Pasco received the Product Innovation Award for STEM in the international GESS Education Awards competition. “These awards are not only an incredible honor for us, but they completely validate the effectiveness of combining PASCO Scientific data collection tools with hands-on activities to foster inquiry-based learning and deeply engage students in science,” said Paul Stokstad, the company founder.