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Decomposition Column Investigations

Figure from experiment 18 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Introduction

In this experiment, you will use a Decomposition Column and probeware as you investigate decomposition and related concepts. CO2 Gas Sensors, Light Probes, Relative Humidity Sensors, pH Sensors, Temperature Probes, and other sensors can be used to collect meaningful data in Decomposition Column investigations.

Objectives

In the Preliminary Activity, you will gain experience using a pH Sensor and learn pH measuring technique as you determine the pH of a water sample.

After completing the Preliminary Activity, you will first use reference sources to find out more about the decomposition and related concepts before you choose and investigate a researchable question.

Sensors and Equipment

This investigation features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Investigation 18 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry Lab Book

<em>Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry</em> book cover

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