1-Students will go into the field whenever possible, when not possible bring the field or stream to them!
2-Students will use the
data collection sheet
for gathering abiotic and biotic information to make inferences about the quality of water in
two varying sample sites.
3-Using the LaMotte water monitoring kits students will work together in groups of four to collect pH, temp, dissolved O 2 , phosphate, and
nitrate levels. Students will consolidate all grade level data to determine mean statistics.
4-Students will then collect/identifiy a sample of macroinvertebrates from both stream locations and use the water quality keys to determine
if there are abiotic factors in the bodies of water that may effect the fauna that exist within them.