Water, water, everywhere… Introducing water monitoring and integrating water into 7th grade science curricula

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2012-04-01
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Skrade, Paul
Marriott, Deborah
Kissell, Amelia
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Water is one of Iowa’s most valuable natural resources, used for public consumption, agricultural production, and recreation as well as many others. However, over 500 of Iowa’s waterways are impaired and less than 10% of Iowa’s original wetlands remain. To teach students about the importance of this resource and expose them to a wide variety of water testing techniques the Symbi GK-12 program at Iowa State University purchased GREEN Low Cost Water Monitoring Kits from LaMotte (~$45 each) and seventh grade science students from Brody Middle School, Des Moines collected water samples from Gray’s Lake on 22 and 29 September, 2011.

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