Water Quality Testing
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.
1. Determine whether a water system can support life based on a sample
2. Effectively use a water quality test kit
Lesson Materials (view or download)
pH, dissolved oxygen, abiotic, abiotic
Last updated: 3/3/2015