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Bristol Community College maintains a lending lab of engineering and sustainability teaching equipment and labs that can be loaned to partner schools on an as-needed basis, allowing K-12 educators free access to resources that are not available in their own school systems. In addition, BCC provides semi-annual workshops demonstrating the equipment available  More information on each piece of equipment can be found below.

To borrow Lending Laboratory equipment, read the lending lab policies over carefully before signing borrower agreement and equipment information and bring completed forms to room B107. All equipment must be returned with an usage assessment survey.







 Equipment Name
 Quantity Available 
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 ROV in a Bag

  


     
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 The ROV in a Bags are an easy activity to get students involved in designing and assembling an ROV. This activity can be used to show how different motor positioning and body design affect the movement and speed in the water.

Suggested Grade Level: 5th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering
Mass State Frameworks:



ROV in a Bag
Air Pollution Kit




1
The Air Pollution Sampling Pump and Detection Outfit together are a kit, which quantify six different pollutants in the air (nitrogen dioxide, chlorine, total oxidants, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and lead air pollution), using a vacuum kit and absorbing solution.

Grade Level: 9th and above
Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science/Engineering
Mass State Frameworks: (Environmental Science) 2.I Energy and Air Quality
Wind Turbine Kit
 




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The Wind Experiment Kit ALTurbine can be used to test factors that affect the power output of wind turbines such as wind speed, generator type, blade design, and gear ration.

Grade Level: 7th and above (9th and above strongly recommended)
Courses: Physics, Engineering
Mass State Frameworks:(Engineering) Engineering Design, Construction Technologies, Energy and Power Technologies (Physics) Forms of Energy,



Fuel Cell Car
 



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The Fuel Cell Car (FCC) can be used to demonstrate 1) energy generation with solar cells, 2) electrolysis and 3) how fuel cells work.

Grade Level: 5th through 10th
Courses: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering
Mass State Frameworks:(Engineering) Energy and Power Technologies, (Earth Science) Energy Resources in the Earth System
  Kill A Watt
 




5
 The Kill A Watt meter can be used to measure the efficieny of home appliances and the quality of your power by monitoring the voltage, line frequency, and power factor.  Using this tool you can calculate what your electrical expenses will be daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly!
 
Suggested Grade Level: 5th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
 
 Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor






4
 The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor is a simple tool to measure the energy wasters of plug in devices. Indicating the amount of money, CO2 or WATTS at a glance that are lost.

Suggested Grade Level: 5th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:

 
 Thermal Leak Detector







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 The Thermal Leak Detector is a quick hand held tool used to spot hidden energy leaks in a building environment. It has a light that changes color to indicate hot and cold leaks.

Suggested Grade Level: 5th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:

 
  Mini Digital Sound Level Meter
 




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The Mini Sound Level Meter is a quick handheld tool less than 6' in length, that can be used to measure sound and noise in any environment ranging from 35dB to 100dB. It is easy to use with one button operation and auto powers off.
 
Suggested Grade Level: 9th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
 
 Solar Panels (3V)





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The Solar Panels (3V) are great for demonstrations and experiments. With external screw terminals and attached clip cords these panels are easy to use.

Suggested Grade Level: 5th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:

 
 Higher Power Solar Panel (12V)
 




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 The Higher Power Solar Panel (12V) aluminum frame glass laminated solar module allows for more robust solar experiments. This item is perfect for classroom experiments and basic applications that require more power. The large clamps on 20 inch wire allow for a quick connection  to many electrical devices.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th and above
Suggested Courses:
Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:

 
Chlorine Colorimeter Kit







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The Colorimeter Chlorine Kit measures the concentration of free available chlorine and total residual chlorine in water samples,

Suggested Grade Levels: 9th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry
Mass State Frameworks:
Conductivity Meter

 
The Conductivity Meter measures conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), salinity, and temperature of aqueous solutions.

Grade Levels:9th and above
Courses: Environmental Science, Earth Science
Mass State Frameworks:
Dissolved Oxygen Meter and Probe
 
The Dissolved Oxygen Meter (DOM) and Dissolved Oxygen Probe (DOP) are used to measure dissolved oxygen and temperature of naturally occurring waters, waste waters and certain other fluids.

Grade Levels: 9th and above
Courses: Environmental Science, Earth Science
Mass State Frameworks:

Ekman Dredge

 
The Ekman Dredge (or Ekman Grab) is used to sample the bottom sediments and macro invertebrates in aqueous environments. It is ideal for soft, unconsolidated substrates such as sand, silt, or soft clay.

Grade Levels: 8th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science, Earth Science
Mass State Frameworks:
Altimeter
 




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The Altimeter is a measuring instrument that indicates heights above sea level (or altitude), as indicated by the display dial. While the smallest division is 100ft, and therefore not useful to measure elevation changes in one location (such as a school), the altimeter can be used to measure changes in atmospheric pressure over time.

Grade Levels: 6th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science,  Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry
Mass State Frameworks:
Groundwater Simulator

 
The Groundwater Simulator (GS) can be used to demonstrate numerous hydrological concepts including infiltration, groundwater recharge and discharge, the water table, groundwater flow, hydraulic gradient, groundwater contamination and cleanup.

Grade Levels: 6th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
Imhoff Settling Cone & Rack

 
The Imhoff Settling Cone & Rack is used used to determine the volume of settleable solids from a known volume of waste. It is a useful method for determining the amount of solids entering a wastewater treatment plant, as well as for estimating the amount of sludge to be expected during the treatment process. In addition, the Imhoff Cone can be used to measure the volume of sand in a sample of well water.

Suggested Grade Levels: 8th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
Wastewater JarTester

 : The Jar Tester is used to simulate the flocculation and coagulation processes that occur at a waste water treatment plant.

Suggested Grade Levels: 8th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
 


Peat Borer
 
The Peat Borer is a manually driven core sampler designed to collect uncompressed sediment cores for paleoecological studies from a variety of environments, such as wetlands, salt marshes, and estuaries.

Suggested Grade Levels: 9th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science, Earth Science
Mass State Frameworks:
pH Meter


The pH Meter is a  portable field instrument that measures pH, millivolts, and temperature of aqueous solutions.

Suggested Grade Levels: 9th and above
Suggested Courses: Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
 
 Substrate Plate Sampler

  The Square Multiple Plate Sampler (PS) is an artificial substrate sampler used to collect aquatic macro-invertebrate organisms in streams, lakes, ponds, or marine environments. The PS  is designed to mimic substrate and should be left in the ecosystem for at least two weeks.


Suggested Grade Levels: 10th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science
Mass State Frameworks:
Environmental Soil Sampling Kit


The Environmental Soil Sampling Kit can be used to collect a soil sample up to 12 feet deep in most sediment types. The kit contains regular, sand, and mud auger so that holes may be dug into any texture of soil and split soil sampler.

Suggested Grade Levels: 9th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science, Earth Science
Mass State Frameworks:
 
Air Sampler

 

The High Volume Air Sampler is used to acquire samples of airborne particulates.

Manufacturer:
Suggested Grade Levels
: 10th and above
Suggested Courses: Environmental Science
 
Soil Macronutrient Kit (NPK/pH)




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 The LaMotte Soil Macronutrient Kit can sample up to nine inches into the soil layer using the soil sampling tube. Included tests measure nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus levels, as well as soil texture and composition.
 
    

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