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Measuring Nitrates and Their Effect on Water Quality DLESE Reviewed Collection
This module on measuring nitrates and their effects on water quality is from a larger series on water quality investigations. It provides background information on nitrates and how it affects water quality. It also contains both a pre-test and post-test, a laboratory investigation, and a self-study game. The purpose of the site is to help students understand the sources of nitrates and the role that nitrates play in an ecosystem, describe the effects of excess nitrates on water quality and human health, and teach students how to measure, graph, and interpret the direct and indirect effects of nitrates on fish.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Presentation / Demo
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
2000 Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-248
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Larry Johnson
College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University