Environmental Science Internet Activity "Maryland Stream Studies"

Environmental Science Internet Activity "Maryland Stream Studies"
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The purpose of this activity is to explore Maryland stream quality by studying its biological & chemical properties. (This activity is obviously very "Maryland-centric" but could be modified to adjust to your state's DNR or Department of Natural Resources).
This interactive investigation brings to light the problems of stream pollution and its effects. Various websites utilizes google earth to study streams in student neighborhoods as well as other Internet resources. The activity ends with a "SOS" or "Save Our Streams" PowerPoint that shows how students can get involved to help.

Some terms/concepts covered in this activity include:

biological stream survey
macroinvertebrates
water quality
basemaps
stream health
1st order stream
4th order stream
nutrient concentrations
chemical stream survey
dissolved oxygen
total nitrogen
total phosphorous
pH
temperature
TDS
conductivity
SOS "Save Our Streams" program

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.



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1 page
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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