Activity 1: "Pond"ering Water Quality: Total

Nitrogen in Water

Learning Objectives 

Assessment

This lab is designed for the fresh water and water quaility chapters in the grade 8 and 9 science curriculum. It focuses on developing the students understanding of the importance of nutrients in a fresh water system and what the effects are if there are too much nutrients. It gives students the oppurtunity to problem solve and investigate why the water is murky or why it is sparkling clean.

Students should be able to:

 

  • IDENTIFY sources of nitrogen pollution and how they affect fresh water sources

  • DETERMINE different methods to test water quality

  • CLASSIFY types of water sources

  • DETERMINE why a water source has a high or low level of nitrogen

  • Students will complete a mind map following the frames below to demonstrate their knowledge

  • Students will include a paragraph explaining their results and explaining their choices for the mind map

Grade Level: 8/9 (Middle School)

Activity 2: Water's the Matter?!

  • Students will complete a mind map following the frames below to demonstrate their knowledge

  • Students will include a paragraph explaining their results and explaining their choices for the mind map

Assessment

Students should be able to:

 

  • IDENTIFY sources of nitrogen pollution and how they affect fresh water sources

  • DETERMINE different methods to test water quality

  • CLASSIFY types of water sources

  • DETERMINE why a water source has a high or low level of nitrogen

Learning Objectives 

This lab is designed for the fresh water and water quaility chapters in the grade 8 and 9 science curriculum. It focuses on developing the students understanding of the importance of nutrients in a fresh water system and what the effects are if there are too much nutrients. It gives students the oppurtunity to problem solve and investigate why the water is murky or why it is sparkling clean.

Grade Level: 8/9 (Middle School)