EcoZone System - ME-6668

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Overview

PASCO's EcoZone System is designed to help students model and understand the complex interactions within--and among--different ecosystems. Traditional efforts to study ecosystems (usually using 3 liter bottles) are time consuming and messy to set up and only allow qualitative studies.

The three clear acrylic EcoChambers are rugged and easy to set up and clean and they are designed to accommodate PASCO sensors (while maintaining a closed system) allowing for any range of real-time, quantitative measurements to be made.  

Typical Applications

  • Construct a traditional ecosystem of interconnected aquatic, terrestrial, and decomposition chambers.
  • Construct a single biome such as a desert, tundra or man-grove biome.
  • Use a single chamber to study photosynthesis, fermentation or greenhouse gases.

Features

  • Custom molded for use with PASCO sensors
  • Quantitatively study the interaction of different ecosystems
  • Sturdy construction designed for easy setup and cleanup
  • Total volume of each chamber is 4534 cubic centimeters

Includes

  • Individual EcoChambers including lids (3)
  • Custom tray for holding EcoChambers in a connected ecosystem
  • Stoppers (14)
  • Cotton wick
  • Syringe and plastic tubing
  • How It Works

    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!

    What about chemical analysis?

    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.

    Buying Guide

    2784417
    PS-3204
    Wireless pH Sensor
    1
    2784414
    PS-3201
    Wireless Temperature Sensor
    1
    2784462
    PS-3210
    Wireless Conductivity Sensor
    1
    91492
    PS-2126A
    PASPORT Oxygen Gas Sensor
    1
    50614
    PS-2110
    PASPORT Carbon Dioxide Gas Sensor
    1
    57893
    PS-2154A
    PASPORT 6-in-1 Weather Sensor
    1
    53217
    PS-2122
    PASPORT Turbidity Sensor
    1
    Add PASPORT Sensors
    Wireless pH Sensor   PS-3204
    Wireless Temperature Sensor   PS-3201
    Wireless Conductivity Sensor   PS-3210
    PASPORT Oxygen Gas Sensor   PS-2126A
    PASPORT Carbon Dioxide Gas Sensor   PS-2110
    PASPORT 6-in-1 Weather Sensor   PS-2154A
    PASPORT Turbidity Sensor   PS-2122
    57196
    PS-2179
    Water Quality Colorimeter
    1
    57291
    EZ-2331
    ezSample Snap Vial - Iron
    1
    57296
    EZ-2337
    ezSample Snap Vial - Phosphate
    1
    Expand Your System

    Want to test water samples from your EcoZone?

    Water Quality Colorimeter   PS-2179
    ezSample Snap Vial - Iron   EZ-2331
    ezSample Snap Vial - Phosphate   EZ-2337
    57906
    ME-6667
    EcoChamber
    1
    Accessories

    The Eco Chamber is a single acrylic chamber that can be added to your existing EcoZone to provide a fourth chamber or as a replacement part for one of the original 3 chambers if necessary.

    EcoChamber   ME-6667