Water Quality with Vernier

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Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

Stainless Steel Temperature Probe

pH Sensor

Conductivity Probe

Turbidity Sensor


Ammonium Ion-Selective Electrode

Nitrate Ion-Selective Electrode

Calcium Ion-Selective Electrode

Chloride Ion-Selective Electrode

Flow Rate Sensor

No Sensor Used

Water-Quality Index Tests

  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Turbidity
  • Total Solids
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Phosphates, Ortho- and Total
  • Fecal Coliform
  • Nitrate

By Robyn L. Johnson, Dan Holmquist, Kelly Redding
ISBN: 978-1-929075-45-4

Water Quality with Vernier has 16 water quality tests, including pH, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, BOD, flow rate, turbidity, nitrates, and phosphates. All nine tests in the Water Quality Index (WQI) are supported. Each book has water quality tests for eleven Vernier water quality sensors.

Each Vernier Lab Book includes:

  • Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.
  • Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.
  • Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files).
  • CD includes instructions to perform the experiments on every supported platform:
    • Computer
    • LabQuest in Stand-Alone Mode
    • Calculator (EasyData and Datamate)
    • Palm® Handheld