Water Quality and Temperature
Students evaluate the effects of temperature changes on the metabolic rate of a clam. Conclusion questions are addressed which help students to process and articulate their experiences.
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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
The Solubility of a Salt in Water at Various Temperatures
Why do sharks swim in salt water? Because pepper water makes them sneeze! An educational lesson allows young chemists to test the solubility of different types of salt at various temperatures. Groups create a graph using data from...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Restoring and Protecting Chesapeake Bay and River Water Quality
A professional and comprehensive presentation on Chesapeake Bay water quality is in store for your ecology class. If you live in the Chesapeake Bay region and want to get learners involved in conservation efforts, this slide show will do...
11th - Higher Ed Science
Missing Macroinvertebrates - Stream Side Science
Field study groups collect samples of stream water and identify the macroinvertebrates found. Using their data, they calculate a water quality index to rate the health of the stream. They graph their data and discuss the value of a water...
9th - 12th Science