Saturday, November 9, 2013

Project #15

Project-Based Lesson Plan #3

Students collecting water samples
Mrs. Croft's Lesson Plan #3

Just how important is the quality of water in the areas surrounding our community?  Throughout the past few years, we are seeing some of the affects that poor water quality can have on our wildlife, plant life, and other biological and ecological systems. What can we do to test whether or not our water bodies are in need of environmental intervention and will our voices be heard if we determine there is a need?  In this lesson plan, we will research pollution, perform tests, and make observations on water collected at a local water source.  Since organisms can have different tolerances for pollution, we will gather and collect a variety of invertebrates and macroinvertebrates so that we may further deduce the water quality from our local source.

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