Muddy Water

Students collect data on the turbidity of water.  In this data collection on the turbidity of water lesson, students record the amount of light passing through a water sample.  Students add dirt 10 grams at a time to the water and record the light intensity.  Students make a scatter plot of the data.  Students discuss the meaning of the y-intecepts and shape of the graph.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 8th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2006
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