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PocketLab Air

Wireless, multi-functional & remote-ready
Air brings together everything a citizen scientist needs to make a difference in one, durable device. It’s a science lab powerful enough for professional-grade air research that we thought should be compact and user-friendly enough to put the power directly in the hands of the next generation. 

  • Investigate the air quality in the community and produce research-quality results
  • Tackle climate change with technology powerful enough for the pros and user-friendly for anyone
  • Empower citizen scientists by making climate change personal and involving students in gathering real-world information 

It’s time to become part of the solution by learning and taking action. Air puts the power in the hands of every citizen scientist who is ready to make a difference.


PocketLab Air

PocketLab Air is a wireless sensor that sends data to the PocketLab App for exploring the world and investigating air quality in your community. We believe anyone can be a scientist, and we believe science should be fun and engaging. We've designed PocketLab Air to be capable enough for climate and air quality researchers but simple enough for a 4th grade student learning about Earth science.

PocketLab Air exploring the world.


PocketLab Air Sensor Functions

All the sensor functions are integrated into a small, rugged, and portable sensor device that can be used to go out and investigate air pollution and climate. You can stream data from all of the sensors simultaneously to the PocketLab app and visualize the data in real-time.  

  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Particulate Matter
    • PM 1.0
    • PM 2.5
    • PM 10
  • Ozone
  • Air Quality Index (AQI) Score
  • Weather Conditions
    • Ambient Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Barometric Pressure
    • Dew Point
    • Heat Index
Hiking with PocketLab Air


PocketLab Air Features

  • Free Award-Winning PocketLab App
  • Compatible with iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Windows 10, and Mac OS
  • Wireless connection 
  • Map the pollution data that you collected to your phone GPS location to generate maps of air quality in your local community
  • Record up to 30,000 measurements to the onboard memory
  • Rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Stream data in real-time then analyze the recorded data in the PocketLab app


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What's Included?

  • PocketLab Air Sensor
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Getting Started Activity Cards
  • Dozens of Lessons and Activities
  • Micro USB charging cable

PocketLab App Features

The PocketLab App

  • Easy and intuitive to pick up and start using
  • Record and analyze data in real-time
  • Video Feature: Overlay data and video automatically (iOS only)

PocketLab Notebook

  • Save data recordings to your online digital notebook
  • Create and share Lab Reports that investigate questions you're curious about
  • Compare your air quality data to publicly available data from local monitoring stations
Common Sense 5 Star PocketLab Review


Lesson Materials

Experienced STEM educators, scientists, and educational researchers have developed the library of PocketLab activities that emphasize the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) from 4th grade through high school. University professors and researchers have also developed experiments that dive deep into environmental science and citizen science. You can find all of the lessons on the PocketLab Air Community Site.

pocketlab air activities


 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment


Middle School Earth Science Standard
Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events
Sensors for Forest Fire Detection
Monitor and Minimize Human Impact on the Environment
Cars Idling Air Quality Measurements
Human Population Impact on Natural Resources
Ocean Acidification Demonstration
Rise in Global Temperatures over the Past Century
How Much CO2 do you Produce?
Middle School Life Science Standard
Photosynthesis of Spinach Leaves
Food, Chemical Reactions, and Energy
Cellular Respiration of Yeast 
Maintaining Biodiversity in Ecosystem
Environmental Impact of Urbanization

PocketLab Air Users in Action

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PocketLab Air Technical Specifications

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