Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality Using Data in the Classroom

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Atlantic sturgeon live in salt water, but travel to estuaries to spawn in fresh water. These endangered fish struggle to reproduce as the estuaries suffer from environmental damage. Scholars view the data related to estuary water quality and learn about the ideal environments for sturgeon spawning. They design their own investigations and use real data to research and answer their own questions as one part in a larger series that practices using data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review interpreting graphs and maps prior to starting the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of estuaries, migrations, and spawning
  • If online access isn't stable, download the PowerPoint and worksheets to use offline
Pros

  • Encourages understanding for how local changes might have a global impact
  • Allows pupils to progress at their own pace completing comprehension questions as they go
Cons

  • None