Eyes on Dissolved Oxygen

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Learn about the factors that affect the way oxygen dissolves in salt water with a chemistry lab. After studying the molecular structure of water, young scientists figure out how aeration, temperature, and organic waste affect dissolved oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A great addition to your lesson on salinity, or to a trip to the Chesapeake Bay (or another body of salt water)
Classroom Considerations

  • Lasts for three class periods
  • Can be assigned to partners or small groups

  • Skill level is appropriate for middle schoolers, but challenging enough for all learners
  • Comes with all necessary student handouts and worksheets

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