Biocomplexity Lab Activity: Measuring Turbidity
Students measure turbidity and comprehend the effects of turbidity on aquatic life. They explain what a lake looks like after a heavy rainfall. Students comprehend that turbidity is a measure of the relative clarity of water.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
8th - 12th Science
Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
8th - 12th Science
New Review Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
California Kelp Forest Restoration
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and...
K - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Effects of pH Changes on Aquatic Plants and Animals
Young scientists review the pH ranges that support a variety of water-dwellers. They measure the pH of various household liquids and then consider whether or not the organisms could survive in such liquids. This simple activity could be...
6th - 8th Science
Does Clear Water mean Healthy Water?
Learners test their local aquatic site to determine its water clarity. They collect a water sample and measure its turbidity using a sensor, then they repeat the experiment to obtain a second turbidity reading to find the average value.
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed