This chart presents the water quality indicators listed below, describes each indicator (what is it?), explains why we measure it (why is it important?), and identifies several things that can impact the measurement (what affects it?). Designed for my sixth grade classes, the language is very student-friendly.
Students can record the notes on the chart themselves from the PowerPoint presentation linked below, or you can provide them with the completed chart to use as a reference.
Perfect for interactive notebooks!
Water Quality Parameters Included:
- total dissolved solids (TDS)
- dissolved oxygen (DO)
To print, open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader and select the "multiple page" option from the print screen.
Select 2 per page. Print pages 1 and 2.
Select 2 per page. Print pages 3 and 4
Access the PowerPoint I have used at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mu33KJhP9Ce5e1lAzoW95G72CrkiERkPSdQsoDHfM5U/edit#slide=id.g211d80d7_0_127
*You'll want to skip the first few slides, which deal specifically with the Creek Connections program. The slides at the end are great for the parameters. You can also access fact sheets at: http://sites.allegheny.edu/creekconnections/classroom-resources/water-chemistry-parameters-fact-sheets-instructions/ -- I have used the fact sheets with older students to gather the information themselves!