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Water Quality Innovative Uses

Water Quality Investigations in the Grand Canyon

Chemistry students study Havasu Creek in the Grand Canyon. In July, students in Alex Canale’s chemistry class at Saint Peter’s Preparatory School in New Jersey took LabQuest on a ten-day adventure to the Grand Canyon to investigate the water quality of the Colorado River and its tributaries. The students were thrilled to collect real-time data…

Subjects: Environmental Science, Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • Calcium Ion-Selective Electrode
  • Flow Rate Sensor
  • LabQuest 2

Vernier Used Around the GLOBE

Using the Infrared Thermometer to measure temperature Is the heat given off by 500 people enough to change the temperature inside a large auditorium? How does the temperature and salinity of a tide pool compare to that of the nearby ocean water? These were just two of the questions posed to about 250 students from…

Subjects: Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • Dissolved Oxygen Probe
  • pH Sensor
  • Salinity Sensor
  • And 3 more products

Heart Rate of a Crayfish

In collaboration with researchers from the University of Kentucky, Heidi Anderson, AP Biology teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, KY, has developed an inquiry-based investigation of heart rate. What makes her approach unique is she studies crayfish. Students connect a Vernier EKG Sensor to leads attached under the dorsal carapace of the…

Subjects: Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • EKG Sensor
  • LabPro

Earth Day with Evergreen State College

Earth Science with Vernier Water Quality with Vernier If there’s one thing the state of Washington has plenty of, it’s water. Blessed by an abundance of rain, and laced with a network of lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds, the state is typically lush and green year-round. But a steadily shrinking ozone layer, acid rain, and…

Subjects: Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • UVA Sensor
  • pH Sensor
  • UVB Sensor
  • And 2 more products

Two-Liter Creek

John Fischer, Ashwaubenon HS, Green Bay, WI, has created an artificial “Two Liter Creek” in his classroom for water quality studies in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. It is simply a 50-gallon aquarium with a pump that lifts water into an array of 15 two-liter bottles that have been mounted on a pegboard. This…

Subjects: Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • Dissolved Oxygen Probe
  • Conductivity Probe
  • Calcium Ion-Selective Electrode
  • And 5 more products

LabPro’s Antarctic Adventure

Heike Robinson, physics teacher, and sea kayaker, measures the temperature of Antarctic waters with a LabPro, Palm, and Stainless Steel Temperature Probe. Four years ago, Heike Robinson started sea kayaking. The more she learned about paddling, the more she discovered about the physics behind it. She started using examples from boating to help her students…

Subjects: Water Quality

Products Mentioned

  • Conductivity Probe
  • Light Sensor
  • Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
  • And 4 more products
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