© 2018 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc. In this article, a low-cost and pocket-sized setup for measuring CO 2 is presented. This setup is based on Arduinos, making it economic and open to modifications or improvements that satisfy other needs. It is composed of an Arduino board, a CO 2 sensor, an SD-card module, and a control panel. The device has been tested in three different experimental contexts that are typically used in primary and secondary science education: chemical reactions, plant photosynthesis and respiration, and gas diffusion. Results show major potential for the device, both for promoting students' model-based inquiry and for encouraging students to build their own devices and develop engineering practices. The other advantages of the proposal, compared with commercial data loggers, are also discussed.
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Education|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Feb 2019|
- Computer-Based Learning
- General Public
- High School/Introductory Chemistry
- Laboratory Computing/Interfacing
Pino, H., Pastor, V., Grimalt-Álvaro, C., & López, V. (2019). Measuring CO <inf>2</inf> with an Arduino: Creating a Low-Cost, Pocket-Sized Device with Flexible Applications That Yields Benefits for Students and Schools. Journal of Chemical Education, 96, 377-381. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00473