Advanced Placement / Earth & Environmental

Monitoring Water Quality

In this lab, students use a water quality sensor, turbidity sensor, and weather/anemometer sensor to monitor the pH, dissolved oxygen content, conductivity, and turbidity of a natural body of water. Students will use their data to determine how water quality changes in response to changes in environmental factors.

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Featured PASCO Equipment

Wireless Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

This sensor is perfect for the live or long-term monitoring of dissolved oxygen concentration, saturation, atmospheric pressure, and water temperature in both the lab and field.

Colorimeter and Turbidity

Wireless Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor

This sensor can function as a turbidimeter or colorimeter and is capable of measuring absorbance and transmittance at six different wavelengths.

Conductivity Sensor

Wireless Conductivity Sensor

This waterproof sensor connects via Bluetooth® to measure both conductivity (ionic content in solution) and total dissolved solids.

Weather Sensor with GPS

Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS

This sensor is packed with GPS and 19 different measurements that can be monitored live or collected over the long term.

pH Sensor

Wireless pH Sensor

Here’s the best tool for measuring pH since litmus paper. The Wireless pH Sensor connects via Bluetooth® to monitor the pH of solutions.

Advanced Water Quality Sensor

This is a multipurpose sensor that incorporates probes for pH, conductivity, temperature, and optical dissolved oxygen.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.
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Source: Lab #19

Advanced Environmental & Earth Sciences

Monitoring Water Quality