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Learning to Use the Pressure Sensor

Figure from experiment 16 from Elementary Science with Vernier


You can use the Pressure Sensor to measure changes in pressure in a closed system (a container that does not allow any air to move in or out). In this activity, you will work with a Pressure Sensor to learn how it behaves.


In this activity, you will

  • Learn to use the Gas Pressure Sensor.
  • Measure the changing pressure as you move the plunger on a syringe.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

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

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Experiment 16 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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