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Water Quality Testing

Activity Summary
Students will test the pH level, the dissolved oxygen level, the nitrate level, and the ammonia level of five different types of water (pond, bottled, tap, pool, and distilled). All of the water will be tested using water quality test kits. To conclude class, students will decide which water sample will support the greatest variety
of living organisms.

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Learning Objectives
1. Determine whether a water system can support life based on a sample
2. Effectively use a water quality test kit

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Lesson Plan

pH, dissolved oxygen, abiotic, abiotic

Last updated: 3/3/2015