Learners examine the YSI and the water properties that it measures. They identify the different properties of water pH, DO, temperature, turbidity, and salinity and determine why it is important for them to test these parameters.
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Unit 3: Scientific Writing
Write-on! Demonstrate a writing model and support learners as they write an informational essay on a water resource issue of your (or their) choosing. The lesson plan provides a well-scaffolded summative writing experience that wraps up...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream Health
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...
8th - 12th Science
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
How Natural Areas Filter Water
Often called the gift of nature, water is a valuable natural resource. A creative lesson plan examines the importance of water quality for both humans and agriculture. Scholars learn to view natural areas as filters for rainwater. They...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a instructional activity that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable