Science grant to replace old probes

Sacha Lin

The science department will use a $11,219 grant to replace the calculator-based laboratory units and probes used in Chemistry Honors classes for collecting temperature and pH values.

The grant is from a capital fund that helps meet departmental needs.

“The CBL units are about 15 years old,” Upper School Science Department Head Larry Axelrod said. “They are beginning to wear out and fall apart. They also are not capable of holding the kind of data we want to collect now.”

The money will go to the purchase of more modern LabQuest units.

“Some of the labs might be modified because there is now more flexibility,” Axelrod said.