Clarity and Turbidity
Students conduct an experiment using a secchi disk to determine the turbidity and/or clarity of a water sample. Students consider the effects of turbidity and clarity in water on plant and animal life.
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Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This lesson would be effective in your STEM curriculum...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
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