Vernier Soil Moisture Sensor


SchoolMart Part #: V-SMS-BTA Brand:


The Soil Moisture Sensor uses capacitance to measure the water content of soil. Simply insert this rugged sensor in the soil to be tested and the volumetric water content of soil is reported in percent.
Use it to conduct experiments in ecology, environmental science, agricultural science, horticulture, biology, and more.

Measure the loss of soil moisture over time due to evaporation and plant uptake.
Evaluate optimum soil moisture contents for various species of plants.
Monitor soil moisture content to control irrigation in greenhouses.
Enhance your Bottle Biology experiments.

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What’s Included

  • Vernier Soil Moisture Sensor
  • User manual

Sensor Requirements

The Soil Moisture Sensor requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately.

Compatible Interfaces

The Soil Moisture Sensor is compatible with these interfaces:

  • LabQuest Mini
  • Go!Link
  • Vernier LabPro
  • Vernier EasyLink
  • CBL 2
  • TI-Nspire Lab Cradle

Additional information

Weight2.8 lbs