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Hands-on Learning with the Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Test Kit

Hands-on Learning with the Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Test Kit

Marine Science Education Fieldwork

Marine science education is a popular choice amongst students, who can either venture into marine biology or oceanography, depending on their long-term goals. But no matter what discipline of marine science they follow, understanding the chemistry and quality of seawater is key to understanding the marine environment and how this effects the organisms that live there.

Marine science education is a popular choice amongst students, who can either venture into marine biology or oceanography, depending on their long-term goals. But no matter what discipline of marine science they follow, understanding the chemistry and quality of seawater is key to understanding the marine environment and how this effects the organisms that live there.

Consequently, the basis of any marine science education program involves teaching students both the theory behind the physical ocean environment, as well as undertaking practical fieldwork where water samples are collected and tested. Very often these samples need to be taken back to a lab for analysis, but a Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Test Kit allows researchers to conduct various water quality tests, as well as collect and analyze water samples on-site.

Marine Science Education Resources

The Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Test Kit is practical and convenient, as it is a self-contained marine lab, conveniently housed in a backpack that can be easily carried into the field. All the items needed are contained within the backpack, reducing the likelihood of equipment being misplaced. The backpack is made from durable material to ensure it will withstand rugged terrain, sea water and saline sea air that comes with the territory when taking on-site field measurements in a marine environment.

This Marine Science Education kit has been designed to provide teachers with a complete teaching unit for introducing students to fundamental marine science topics. It includes a teacher's guide that offers comprehensive background information to support marine science education, including lesson plans that can be adapted to suit various age and grade levels, as well as field tests that complement the classroom lessons. All the teaching and learning materials fit into the backpack, making the kit completely portable and easy to use in the field.

What's Inside the Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Kit?

The Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Kit Includes: Marine science education
  • 110 tests each for Acidity and Alkalinity, 100 tests for ammonia, carbon dioxide, dissolved oxygen, hardness, nitrate, nitrogen, phosphate and salinity.
  • HANNA’s pHep ®4 waterproof pH/temperature tester
  • HANNA’s DiST ®5 waterproof conductivity/ Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) tester
  • Hydrometer for salinity
  • Secchi disk for turbidity
  • Durable Backpack-style carrying case which holds all components of the kit
  • 118-page teachers manual with a curriculum that meets National Science Teachers Standards
  • Parameter summary in pdf and powerpoint format (on included CD).
  • Laminated, laboratory instruction cards with step-by-step field-test procedures
  • Reproducible lab activity worksheets with instructions, goals, hypothesis, and testing procedure results/observations
  • A glossary of key terms in pdf format (on included CD).

Marine Science Education Kit Special Offer

Diamond Scientific is currently running a special on the Backpack Lab Marine Science Education Kit for the month of August. Grab this valuable educational tool now at a discounted price.
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