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Data Display and Acidity Tester

Figure from experiment 1 from Vernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

Introduction

Manufacturers use robots to do tasks that might be harmful to people. One common example of such a task is working with hazardous materials. A hazardous material is one that could cause harm to human health or to the environment. Many common household solutions, such as paints, cleaners, inks, and dyes, can be considered hazardous. Acids are sometimes considered a hazardous chemical because they can cause severe burns if they gets in your eyes, nose, or skin. However, not all acids are strong enough to be hazardous. Acids such as vinegar and lemon juice are used in cooking to give foods distinctive flavors.

Solutions that have a pH of less than 7 are acidic. Neutral solutions have a pH of 7. If a solution has a pH of greater than 7, it is considered basic.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You will also need NXT Sensor Adapter and a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics system.

Standards Correlations

No standards correlations for this experiment.

Experiment 1 from Vernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Lab Book

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