WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ

WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
WQ 15: Water Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen + QUIZ
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This is an excerpt from my popular line of
Bossy Brocci Math & Big Science workbooks on Amazon.

Printing should be:
with the Flip being along the 'SHORT' edge or side

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Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have
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- and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to teach their class.
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while teaching an average of 110 students per year
- and with only about 38 minutes for science class!

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I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average
of 23 points over a 5-year stretch.

And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-Scoring Science Teacher.

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No Teaching Assistants,
No Tutors,
No Remediation Class,
and No Test-Prep books or programs.

So what are my kids doing???

Bossy Brocci worksheets

Lesson and Student Tasks:


Students will:
1) Complete Note-taking (in class, with a group, or solo) in 1 Graphic Organizer (Semantic Map) on:
THREE Causes of High Turbidity
THREE Measurements or Metrics for Turbidity: Jackson Turbidity Units (JTU), Secchi Disk Measurements and Nephelometric
Turbidity Units (NTU)
THREE Consequences for or Routes to Low Dissolved Oxygen from High Turbidity

2) Use their preceding Graphic Organizer to Narrate and finish illustrating the 3 Routes to Low Dissolved Oxygen from High Turbidity in a second Graphic Organizer – complete with partial illustrations and lined text boxes underneath each illustration

3) Fill in 24 cells in a Data-Trends or Variable-Relationships Table – by using their preceding Graphic Organizers/Semantic Maps – that connects Low, Moderate and High levels of Turbidity to various levels of:
The Amount of water at the surface or in a specific volume (the concentration of water)
Absorption of Oxygen at the Surface and Holding Capacity for Oxygen
Amount of Sunlight reaching Bottom or Benthic Plants
Photosynthetic output of Oxygen from Bottom or Benthic plants
Bottom/Benthic Plant Mortality and Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria population and activity
Absorption of Sunlight by Suspended Solids
Water Temperature
Dissolved Oxygen

4) Use deductive reasoning and cause-and-effect logic with their Data Trends Table, to derive
and DRAW 11 generic Positive or generic Negative relationship Line Graphs on pre-labeled simple axes containing the following 11 pairs of Dependent and Independent variables:
Surface Amount of H2O vs. Turbidity
Volume Concentration of H2O vs. Turbidity
Surface Absorption of and Volume Capacity for Oxygen vs. Turbidity
Sunlight reaching Bottom or Benthic Plants vs. Turbidity
Bottom or Benthic Plant Photosynthetic Output of Oxygen vs. Turbidity
Aerobic Bacterial Decomposition of Bottom Plants vs. Turbidity
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) vs. Turbidity
Solar Absorption by Suspended Solids vs. Turbidity
Water Temperature vs. Turbidity
Dissolved Oxygen vs. Turbidity
Fish Mortality or Fishkills vs. Turbidity

5) Fill in 21 cells in a Data-Trends or Variable-Relationships Table – by using their preceding Graphic Organizer/Semantic Map, Storyboard (or Comic Strip), and Trend Table – that connects Low, Moderate and High levels of Fertilizer Nitrate and Phosphate Runoff to various levels of:
Algal Blooms
Bottom-plant or Benthic plant Mortality
Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria
Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD
Dissolved Oxygen
Fishkills/Fish Mortality

6) Answer a quiz featuring 50 multiple-choice questions – based on their preceding Calculations, Observations and Analysis of the Relationship between Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen

7) Write a short to long-answer response to the BONUS question, explaining why replacing traditional riprap (also rip-rap) with seawalls around a lake can cause a decrease in that lake’s Dissolved Oxygen – using ONLY Turbidity as the cause

8) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format

9) Be trained to methodically & systematically Explain how & why Turbidity affects Dissolved Oxygen

Now THAT’s what I call ‘putting the w-o-r-k back in WORKsheets!’


Printing should be done in LANDSCAPE and Double-Sided, with the flip being along the 'SHORT' edge


Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Water Quality, Water Quality Metrics, Water Quality indicators, Physical Properties, Physical Property, Dependent Variable, Dependent Variables, Independent Variable, Independent Variables, Direct and Indirect causes or factors, Immediate and Ultimate factors or causes, Inductive reasoning, Inductive logic, Deductive reasoning, Deductive Logic, Cause and Effect reasoning, Cause and Effect logic, Cause and Effect arguments, If Then reasoning, If Then logic, If Then arguments, Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Graphs, Tables, Water Pollution, Types of Water Pollution, Point-Source Water Pollution, Non-point Water Pollution, Nonpoint Water Pollution, Heavy Metals, Oil Spills, Acid Rain, Mutagens, Carcinogens, Teratogens, Birth Defects, Agricultural Runoff, Urban Runoff, Residential Runoff, Dioxins, PCB’s, Mercury, Ground Truthing, Remote Sensing, Pesticides, Fertilizer, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Wetlands, Watershed, Water Protection, Water Stewardship, Water Conservation, Legislative Water Conservation, Compulsory Water Conservation, Voluntary Water Conservation, Water Treatment, Physical Water Treatment, Filtering, Aeration, Chemical Water Treatment, Chlorine, Ozone, Natural Water Treatment, Biological Water Treatment, Swamps, Bioremediation, Water Quality Indicators, Water Temperature, Thermal Pollution, Effluent, Water Hardness, Calcium and Magnesium ions, Calcium and Magnesium minerals, Calcium and Magnesium deposits, Water Conductivity, High Water Temperature, High Water Conductivity, High Water Hardness, High Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Low Dissolved Oxygen, High Fecal Coliform Bacteria, Dissolved Solids, Dissolved ions, Nitrates, Phosphates, Algal Bloom, Algal Blooms, Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Aerobic Decomposition, Biochemical Oxygen Demand, BOD, Low Dissolved Oxygen, Hypoxic Water, Anoxic Water, Hypoxia, Fishkill, Fish kill, Fish-kill, Fishkills, Fish Kills, Fish-kills, Fecal Coliform Bacteria, Bioindicators, Sensitive Bioindicators, Insensitive Bioindicators, Pollution-tolerant organisms, Pollution-intolerant organisms, Trout, Caddisfly, Mayfly, Stonefly, Dobsonfly, Dronefly, Rat-tailed maggot, Carp, Gar, Catfish, macroinvertebrates, benthic macroinvertebrates, Amphibians, Frogs, Salamanders, Erosion, Sediment runoff, Discharge, Suspended Solids, Cloudiness, Murkiness, Turbidity, Low Turbidity, High Turbidity, pH, Acid, Acidic, Neutral, Base, Basic, Alkaline, Hydronium, Hydroxide, negative log, base 10, pKw, ionization constant for water, pOH, Strong Acids, Strong Bases, Weak Acids, Weak Bases, H3O+, OH-, pH + pOH = 14, High water temperature from shallow water, change of seasons, Soap Scum, Ca2+, Mg2+, Water Temperature affects dissolved oxygen O2, Salinity affects dissolved oxygen O2, Turbidity affects dissolved oxygen O2, Atmospheric Pressure affects dissolved oxygen O2, Air Pressure affects dissolved oxygen O2, Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria affect dissolved oxygen O2, Biochemical oxygen demand affects dissolved oxygen O2, BOD affects dissolved oxygen O2, Water ‘s Surface Action affects dissolved oxygen O2, Water Turbulence affects dissolved oxygen O2, Water Calmness affects dissolved oxygen O2, Elevation affects dissolved oxygen O2, Fish suffocate, Suffocation of Fish, Solubility of Oxygen O2, Oxygen O2 Solubility, Theoretical Oxygen Solubility, Maximum Oxygen Solubility, Oxygen Percent Saturation, 100% Oxygen Saturation, Solubility Dissolved Oxygen vs. Water Temperature, Greenhouse Effect affects dissolved oxygen O2, Riparian Buffers affect dissolved oxygen O2, Shoreline Shade affects dissolved oxygen O2, Powerplant thermal effluent point-source thermal pollution affects dissolved oxygen O2, An increase in water temperature causes a decrease in dissolved oxygen O2, Fish Mortality, Urban Runoff affects dissolved oxygen O2, Agricultural runoff affects dissolved oxygen O2, Global Warming affects dissolved oxygen O2, Fossil Fuel Combustion, Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide CO2, The Greenhouse Effect, Greenhouse Gas, Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse warming, Riparian Shade, dissolved oxygen O2 versus water temperature, Steam-based Powerplant discharge, Steam-based Powerplant effluent, Urbanization, Factors that affect dissolved oxygen O2, Algal Blooms nourish increase Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Biodegradable Garbage nourishes increases Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Sewage nourishes increases Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Livestock and Pet Waste nourishes Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Algal Blooms affect dissolved oxygen O2, Yard Waste affects dissolved oxygen O2, Biodegradable Garbage affects dissolved oxygen O2, Sewage affects dissolved Oxygen O2, Livestock waste pet waste affects dissolved oxygen, Biochemical Oxygen Demand BOD affects dissolved oxygen O2, Dissolved nitrates and phosphates, NO3-, PO4, Eutrophication addition of nutrients to bodies of water, Bottom plant benthic plant mortality, sunlight penetration, sunlight reaching bottom benthic plants, benthic plant photosynthesis, photosynthetic production of oxygen O2, benthic bottom photosynthesis, riprap and dissolved oxygen O2, rip-rap and dissolved oxygen O2, seawalls and dissolved oxygen O2, oxygen being removed from the water for biological chemical biochemical processes, Concentration ppm, Concentration mg/L, Relative dissolved oxygen O2, Water Turbidity, Water’s Dissolved Oxygen O2, Solubility of Oxygen O2 in Water, Measured Dissolved oxygen divided by theoretical solubility of oxygen, Bioindicators dissolved oxygen O2, Trout high dissolved oxygen O2, Midge, Black Fly, Dronefly, Leeches, Tubifex Worms, Water Temperature dissolved Oxygen O2, Water Temperature Bioindicators, Water Surface Area, Air-Water Contact Aeration Aerification, Aeration and dissolved oxygen O2, Surface Absorption diffusion of oxygen O2, Mixing of air and water dissolved oxygen O2, water turbulence and aeration dissolved oxygen, Jackson Turbidity units, Secchi Disk Turbidity measurements, Nephelometric Turbidity Units, Turbidity water opacity, Turbidity water clarity transparency, Turbidity solar absorption, Turbidity light penetration, Turbidity water concentration, Turbidity suspended solids, Turbidity dissolved oxygen O2, High Turbidity, highly turbid water, Turbidity Absorption of sunlight, solar absorption turbidity, Turbidity Oxygen absorption and capacity, Solar absorption water temperature, Light penetration bottom benthic plant mortality photosynthesis, dissolved oxygen from benthic rooted bottom plant photosynthesis, dissolved oxygen from atmospheric diffusion, Turbidity Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Turbidity Biochemical Oxygen Demand BOD, Saline, Salinity Dissolved Salts, Freshwater low salinity, Saltwater high salinity, Brackish water moderate or medium salinity, Rivers, Oceans, Estuary, Estuaries, Salinity Solubility of oxygen O2, Salinity Oxygen solubility dissolved oxygen, Dissolved oxygen versus salinity, salinity affects dissolved oxygen O2, Salinity surface absorption capacity to hold dissolved oxygen O2, Salinity concentration salts water concentration, as Elevation increases air pressure decreases, as elevation atmospheric pressure decreases, dissolved oxygen versus air atmospheric pressure, air atmospheric pressure solubility of oxygen, decreasing decrease in lower air atmospheric pressure lower decrease in decreases dissolved oxygen, higher increase in increases Elevation lower decreases oxygen solubility dissolved oxygen, Acid Rain, Atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide SO2 Acid Rain, Atmospheric Nitric Oxides NOx Acid Rain, Sulfuric Acid Acid Rain, Nitric Acid Acid Rain, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Ocean Acidification Combustion Fossil Fuels Carbon Dioxide, Marine CO2 carbon dioxide carbonic acid Ocean acidification, Ocean Acidification Carbonic Acid H2CO3, Ocean Acidification, Ocean Acidification Shellfish, Ocean Acidification Corals, Ocean Acidification Coral Reefs, decreasing pH, Hydronium ion concentration, Hydroxide ion concentration, H3O+ concentration, OH- concentration, pH indicators, pH measurements, pH probe, pH meter, Cabbage juice pH indicator, Litmus paper pH indicator, Red Litmus paper pH indicator, Blue litmus paper pH indicator, Universal pH indicator, Acidic Solutions, Basic Alkaline solutions, Higher Water Temperature lowers dissolved oxygen, High Water Temperature low dissolved oxygen, Higher High Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria Biochemical Oxygen Demand BOD Lower Low Dissolved oxygen, More Algal Blooms lower dissolved oxygen, Fertilizer runoff lowers dissolved oxygen, Fertilizer runoff eutrophication algal blooms fish kills, Calm water lower dissolved oxygen, turbulent water higher dissolved oxygen, higher high turbidity lower low dissolved oxygen, higher high salinity lower low dissolved oxygen, higher high atmospheric air pressure higher high dissolved oxygen, lower low atmospheric air pressure lower low dissolved oxygen, higher high elevation lower low air atmospheric pressure lower low dissolved oxygen, Water Quality Water Temperature, Water Quality Dissolved Oxygen, Water Quality pH, Water Quality Aerobic Decomposer Decomposition Bacteria, Water Quality Fertilizer runoff, Water Quality Agricultural Runoff, Water Quality Algal Blooms, Water Quality Eutrophication, Eutrophication Algal Blooms, Water Quality Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Water Quality BOD, Water Quality Oxygen Percent Saturation, Water Quality Bioindicators, Water Quality Water Surface, Water Quality water turbulence, Water Quality water calmness, Water Quality Water’s Surface Action Area, Water Quality Turbidity, Water Quality High Turbidity, Water Quality Salinity, Water Quality Conductivity, Water Quality Suspended solids, Water Quality Water Hardness, Water Quality Fecal Coliform Bacteria E. Coli, Water Quality Atmospheric Pressure Air Pressure, Water Quality Elevation, Water Quality Acid Rain, Water Quality Emissions, Informational Text, Inquiry, Mathematical Literacy, Numerical Literacy, Graphical Literacy, Writing Skills
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