Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
Use the light sensor, temperature sensor, GPS position sensor, and My World GIS to collect and analyze field data in order to monitor local invasive species of plants and animals.
**Requires My World GIS License.
Students collect and analyze field data in order to monitor local invasive species of plants and animals. They also:
- Identify native and invasive species of plants and insects.
- Learn standardized procedures that allow investigations to be compared.
- Use the collected data to determine the population patterns of a species.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Using quadrats to measure population numbers of plant and animal species.
- Collecting temperature, light intensity, and global positioning system (GPS) data in the field.
- Defining data types for research studies involving multiple groups.
- Visualizing and analyzing group field data using My World GIS™.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Features a wide measurable range by offering three light ranges accommodating various different measurement situations. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Collects GPS data simultaneously with other sensor measurements, automatically syncing the data to your latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Allows an additional two meter length extension on all PASPORT sensors.
Field guides of native plants and insects in your area
Pen, pencil, or colored pencils
Pictures of common invasive species in your area - Several
Spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel®
The Associated Bundle:
Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.