Water Quality-Collection and Analysis

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10/12/2015
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Students will learn:
-How to collect a sample correctly-sterilization
-How to test the water using scientific equipment
-How to store a sample correctly

Students will be able to analyze:
-County lakes and human impact, stormwater runoff
-Pretreatment vs non pre-treatment of runoff

Students will understand:
-Dissolved oxygen, ph, nitrates
-What factors are important to good, healthy water
-How each factor affects the quality of water
-How students can be stewards by understanding how they are a part of each of the parts

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Abiotic facgtors
Accumulation
Cause and effect
Function

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8,9-12(adult):
Grades 6 - 8
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
D-1 The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.I.B.2 - The student will recognize that a variable is a condition that may influence the outcome of an investigation and know the importance of manipulating one variable at a time.

7.I.B.4 - The student will explain how classroom scientific investigations relate to established scientific principles.

8.I.B.1 - The student will know that scientific investigations involve the common elements of systematic observations, the careful collection of relevant evidence, logical reasoning and innovation in developing hypothese and explanations.

8.I.B.2 - The student will describe how scientists can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations to more complex systems.

9-12.I.A.1 - The student will be able to distinguish among hypothesis, theory and law as scientific terms and how they are used to answer a specific question.

9-12.I.B.1 - The student will design and complete a scientific experiment using scientific methods by determining a testable question, making a hypothesis, designing a scientific investigation with appropriate controls, analyzing data, making conclusions based on evidence and comparing conclusions to the original hypothesis and prior knowledge.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Pelican River Watershed District
Topic Areas: 
Environmental Health
Pollution
Pollution Prevention
Water
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Pelican River Watershed District
Denise Baer
PO Box 1043, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
(218)846-0436
dbaer@lakesnet.net
www.prwd.org

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