- 3 EcoChambers--interconnected or standalone
- Designed for sensor-based measurement
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The interaction of organisms within their physical surroundings is one of the most important concepts within Environmental Science. Traditionally, efforts to study ecosystems have been limited to observational, qualitative studies. Now PASCO allows you to make these studies quantitative.
Don’t spend valuable time on set up and clean up! Cutting two liter soda bottles, removing labels, poking holes, connecting chambers – all of this is done for you! Eliminate the wasted time in setting up ecosystems and utilize it to study the ecosystem instead. Clean up is easy, and the chambers are durable enough to use again and again. The unique design of the PASCO EcoZone System allows you to use your environmental science probes to actively measure a model ecosystem.
With three interconnected chambers, students can model the interaction between three different ecosystems. Choose the traditional terrestrial, aquatic, and decomposition arrangement or create unique biomes to model and measure. Decouple the system for isolated investigations - how does the availability of light affect the ecosystem? Students can create two identical ecosystems and monitor one in light conditions and one in dark.
The openings within the chambers allow air to circulate between the chambers, and the included cord efficiently ‘wicks’ water between the chambers. Additionally, ions are transported through the cord, so materials move from the terrestrial chamber too!
PASCO's EcoZone System is designed to help students model and understand the complex interactions within--and among--different ecosystems. The three clear acrylic EcoChambers are specially designed to accommodate PASCO sensors--making qualitative and quantitative measurements as easy as observing.
With the included syringe, you can extract a small amount of water for chemical testing with the PASCO ezSample™ test kits. The syringe can also be used to replenish water if the levels are too low to sustain life, or if students want to inject a pollutant into the environment and monitor its effect.