Does the Introduction of Pesticides and Fertilizers Alter an Aquatic Ecosystem?
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Students conduct an experiment using a small sample from a local water source. They introduce fertilizers and pesticides, separately, and carefully examine the results in their simulated aquatic ecosystem.
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