Measures the water content of soil and reports it in percent. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
The Soil Moisture Sensor measures the water content of soil and reports it in percent. It can be used to conduct experiments in environmental science, agricultural science, horticulture, and biology.
- Measure the loss of soil moisture over time due to evaporation and plant uptake
- Evaluate optimum soil moisture content for various species of plants
- Monitor soil moisture content to control irrigation in greenhouses
|Sensor Range||0 to 45% volumetric water content in soil|
|Sensor Probe Length||5.5 cm|
|Sensor Probe Cable Length||5 m|
|Power||3 mA at 5 V DC|
|Operating Temperature||-40 to 60°C|
|Default Sample Rate||10 samples per second|
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.