Tagged: other sensor

colorimeter for acid reacting with thiosulfate

A colorimeter for the reaction of acid and thiosulfate – rates of reaction The reaction of acid with thiosulfate produces a precipitate in a beaker, and we normally measured how quickly a cross drawn...

ultra-violet sensor

Might be used for measuring the variation in UV light during the day or as meter to compare sun creams and sunglasses. UV sensors can be found in ‘wearables’ like smartbands and watches. 

magnetic field – Hall probe

Used like a wand and moved in magnetic fields. Interesting in the way it measures the unseen. Has a niche use in applications showing magnetic field changing over time or some electrical variable. 

radioactivity – Geiger-Muller

Uses a separate Geiger probe to measure radioactive counts or count rate. Most useful are those that show the count rate at a point in time – with a fast decaying source you can...

humidity sensor

A less widely used sensor that nevertheless shows interesting results when monitoring environments over time. Place one in a polythene bag with your hand, or a plant and see how the humidity changes. The...

conductivity sensor

This sensor is used in conjunction with a conductivity cell. It tends to used as a stand-alone meter to measure salinity or total dissolved solids in water. Offers some enhancement when used to monitor...

light sensor & colorimeter

Often used elaborately to produce a makeshift colorimeter, the light is very useful for many biology and chemistry experiments on rates of reactions. As monochromatic light is less important with turbid solutions the makeshift...

heat flow sensor

Used to measure the flow and direction of heat through clothing or building materials. It contains countless thermistors and unlike a temperature sensor, provides readings as Watts/m2. While its classroom uses seem limited, this...