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Exploring the Environment: Water Quality DLESE Reviewed Collection
This resource offers several avenues for students to evaluate environmental effects on water quality. The Bear Creek case study asks students to imagine they are owners of an environmental consulting firm who has been hired by a local catch-and-release campsite to find out why all the fish are dying, and come up with solutions to fix the problem. Biological, chemical and physical data for locations within the watershed are supplied for analysis. The site provides students with extensive, yet easy to understand background information on water pollution, the hydrosphere, and water quality assessment. Visuals give students detailed information to use in their investigations of the problem. Case study is a great way for students to explore all the issues affecting a watershed.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
1999-2000, Wheeling Jesuit University/Center for Educational Technologies. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-084
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Exploring the Environment'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Wheeling Jesuit University/Center Educational Technologies