Research Eyes on the Bay
Students are to research "eyesonthebay.net" and study the chemistry of a local tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. They should research possible causes of pollution/chemistry of area.  A field site will be selected once they have researched several locales on the Bay.

Objectives
-Research areas proximate to the school
-Select a field location to be utilized later

Materials
Computer Lab Area with internet access
Students in cooperative groups of 2-4 students
Procedure
Take students to computer lab and have them explore "Eyesonthebay.net"   Students should select a tributary close to them, and compare the chemistry of this area with at least 2 other rivers/tributaries/parts of the bay.  Draw conclusions as to the differences/similarities observed in bay chemistry.  This may be a think-pair-share, or a group activity at the end of class.  Students should select a site that is feasible for them to travel to so that they may deploy a device (covered later) and monitor this site.
References
State Standards
1.2.1- The student will identify meaningful, answerable scientific questions.
1.2.2- The student will pose meaningful, answerable scientific questions.(NTB)
1.4.1- The student will organize data appropriately using techniques such as tables, graphs, and webs (for graphs: axes labeled with appropriate quantities, appropriate units on axes, axes labeled with appropriate intervals, independent and dependent variables on correct axes, appropriate title).
1.4.2- The student will analyze data to make predictions, decisions, or draw conclusions.
1.4.4- The student will determine the relationships between quantities and develop the mathematical model that describes these relationships.
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