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Recommended Products for Water Quality with Vernier

Recommended products for water quality tests in our Water Quality with Vernier lab manual

Customize Your Set of Water Quality Tests

Outfit your students with the sensors and equipment for the water quality tests from the Water Quality with Vernier lab manual.

  1. Choose your data-collection interface.
  2. Select water quality tests from the lab manual that you want to perform.
  3. Choose your sensors and lab equipment for each test.
  4. Review your equipment list and adjust quantities for your budget.
  5. Add to cart to purchase or to get a price quotation.
Water Quality with Vernier

Recommended Interface

Vernier LabQuest 2 is a standalone, data-collection device for use with Vernier sensors. Its splash-resistant enclosure, high-contrast touch screen, rechargeable battery, and built-in GPS makes it perfect for outdoor water quality tests.

You can also use LabQuest 2 to wirelessly stream sensor data to tablets and mobile devices in the field. Learn more about LabQuest 2 wireless features or how to stream sensor data in the field.

Consider using the Vernier Lanyard to secure LabQuest 2 around a student’s neck during tests in the field.

  • LabQuest 2
  • Unit price: $329
  • Vernier Lanyard
  • Unit price: $5
LabQuest 2
Vernier Lanyard

Sensors for Water Quality Tests

Select a test to determine the sensors and accessories you’ll need.

  1. 1 Temperature

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 2 options.

    Objectives

    In this project, you will use a Temperature Probe to measure the temperature of a body of water.

    View experiment details »
  2. 2 pH

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 2 options.

    • pH Sensor
    • Multi-purpose. Glass bulb.
    • Unit price: $79

    Objectives

    In this experiment, you will use a pH Sensor to measure the pH of a body of water.

    View experiment details »
  3. 3 Turbidity

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    In this experiment, you will use a Turbidity Sensor to measure the turbidity of a water sample.

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  4. 4 Total Solids

    Sensors and Accessories

    No probeware used.

    Objectives

    • Determine the total solids in a sample of water from a stream or lake.
    View experiment details »
  5. 5 Dissolved Oxygen

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    Measurements can be made at the site by either placing the Dissolved Oxygen Probe directly at into the stream away from the shore or by collecting a water sample with a container or cup and then taking measurements with the Dissolved Oxygen Probe back on the shore.

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  6. 6 Biochemical Oxygen Demand

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    • Measure the dissolved oxygen in a stream or lake using a Dissolved Oxygen Probe.
    • Determine the BOD level for the stream or lake.
    View experiment details »
  7. 7 Phosphates

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    • Determine the concentration of phosphates or orthophosphates in a stream or lake using a Colorimeter.
    View experiment details »
  8. 8 Nitrate

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 3 options.

    Objectives

    • Determine the concentration of nitrate ions, NO3, in a water sample from a stream or lake.
    View experiment details »
  9. 9 Bacteria

    Sensors and Accessories

    No probeware used.

    Objectives

    • Determine the quantity of fecal coliform bacteria present in a water sample from a stream or lake.
    View experiment details »
  10. 10 Ammonium Nitrogen

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    • Measure the concentration of ammonium nitrogen in a stream or lake using an Ammonium Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE).
    View experiment details »
  11. 11 Alkalinity

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 2 options.

    • pH Sensor
    • Multi-purpose. Glass bulb.
    • Unit price: $79

    Objectives

    • Measure alkalinity of a stream or lake by titrating with sulfuric acid.
    View experiment details »
  12. 12 Total Dissolved Solids

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    In this experiment, you will use a Conductivity Probe to measure the total dissolved solids in a water sample.

    View experiment details »
  13. 13 Calcium and Water Hardness

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    • Measure the calcium ion concentration in a stream or lake, in mg/L as Ca2+, using a Calcium Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE).
    • Determine the calcium hardness as CaCO3 in mg/L.
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  14. 14 Total Water Hardness

    Sensors and Accessories

    No probeware used.

    Objectives

    • Determine the total water hardness in a stream or lake.
    View experiment details »
  15. 15 Chloride and Salinity

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 3 options.

    • Conductivity Probe
    • Best for salinity of brackish water. Can be used with diluted ocean water.
    • Optional
    • Unit price: $95

    Objectives

    • Measure the chloride ion concentration in a stream or lake using a Chloride Ion-Selective Electrode.
    • Measure the salinity value of the water (in ppt) using a Conductivity Probe.
    View experiment details »
  16. 16 Stream Flow

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    • Measure the flow velocity at each interval along a stream site using a Flow Rate Sensor.
    • Determine the stream flow.
    View experiment details »
  17. 17 Physical Profile of a Lake

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Choose one of these 2 options.

    • pH Sensor
    • Multi-purpose. Glass bulb.
    • Unit price: $79

    Objectives

    • Measure water temperature at different depths with a temperature probe.
    • Use a Water Depth Sampler to collect water samples at different depths in a lake.
    • Measure dissolved oxygen, pH, and total dissolved solids of the collected water samples.
    View experiment details »
  18. 18 PAR Attenuation in Water

    Sensors and Accessories

    We recommend​ one of each per lab station unless otherwise indicated

    Objectives

    Use a PAR Sensor to measure the amount of photosynthetically active radiation at different depths in a body of water.

    View experiment details »

You May Also Need

You will need one copy of our software and lab book per school.

Logger Pro

Logger Pro Software

Logger Pro is our flagship data-collection and analysis application for Windows and Mac. Includes a site license for all computers in your school or your college department, as well as students’ personal computers.

Unit price: $249

LabQuest Viewer

LabQuest Viewer Software

Project your LabQuest 2 screen via Wi-Fi or remotely monitor student progress by viewing student LabQuests.

Unit price: $79

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Water Quality with Vernier

18 ready-to-use experiments with student instructions, essential instructor information, and safety information. Purchase of the electronic or print version provides 24/7 access through your Vernier account to up-to-date word-processing files so you can customize experiments. The site license allows you to share files with others in your school or college department.

Unit price: $48

Ordering Information

The quantities below were calculated from the quantities entered above for your experiments. If you adjust any quantity below, it will override the quantity from above.

All prices shown are for U.S. educators.

Interface and SensorsOrder CodePriceQuantity
LabQuest 2LABQ2$329
Vernier LanyardLQ-LAN$5
Stainless Steel Temperature ProbeTMP-BTA$29
Extra Long Temperature ProbeTPL-BTA$99
pH SensorPH-BTA$79
Tris-Compatible Flat pH SensorFPH-BTA$99
Turbidity SensorTRB-BTA$112
Vernier Optical DO ProbeODO-BTA$299
Dissolved Oxygen ProbeDO-BTA$219
ColorimeterCOL-BTA$115
Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus SpectrophotometerGDX-SVISPL$399
Nitrate Ion-Selective ElectrodeNO3-BTA$199
Ammonium Ion-Selective ElectrodeNH4-BTA$199
Conductivity ProbeCON-BTA$95
Drop CounterVDC-BTD$99
Calcium Ion-Selective ElectrodeCA-BTA$199
Chloride Ion-Selective ElectrodeCL-BTA$199
Salinity SensorSAL-BTA$119
Flow Rate SensorFLO-BTA$129
Water Depth SamplerWDS$89
PAR SensorPAR-BTA$199
You May Also Need
Logger Pro 3Includes a site license for your school or science department and students' home computersLP$249
LabQuest ViewerIncludes a site license for your school or science departmentLQ-VIEW$79
Water Quality with VernierBuy one book for your school or science departmentWQV$48

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