Featured in PASCO’s College Biology Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with 26 experiments covering introductory and general biology topics.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the effects of light on the dissolved oxygen production by an aquatic plant in a PASCO Photosynthesis Tank.
Students explore factors that limit oxygen and carbohydrate production during photosynthesis.
- Students quantify the reactions of photosynthesis.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring photosynthetic activity using the dissolved oxygen sensor and photosynthesis tank.
- Manipulating the amount of light in the system to determine the effects on the rate of dissolved oxygen production.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Measures temperature, conductivity, pH/ISE/ORP and dissolved oxygen. It is specifically designed for convenience in conducting water quality lab experiments. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Designed to improve and give more flexibility to measuring dissolved oxygen during photosynthesis.
Dark cloth to cover tank
Distilled water - 1 L
Elodea, or other aquatic plant - 2 to 3 sprigs
Florescent or incandescent light bulb
Magnetic Stirrer with Magnetic Stir Bar
The Associated Bundle:
A complete probeware bundle designed for PASCO's College Biology curriculum