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What's in the Water?: Temperature DLESE Reviewed Collection
Temperature changes in surface water may affect the solubility of substances and affect ecosystems by increasing plant growth, which in turn, decreases the amount of dissolved oxygen available for animals. In this activity, students measure and compare the temperature of water in various zones of a river, stream, pond, or lake. A materials list, instructions, discussion questions, and a printable data sheet are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Lab activity
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 Urban Education Partnership
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-441
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Los Angeles Education Partnership
Integrating Technology into Science Instruction