Understand the importance and value of fresh water and the need to protect and conserve this valuable resource. Realize that a variety of factors, including natural ones, contribute to the overall problem of water pollution. After completing this lab, students should understand the difference between point source and non-point source pollution and understand the role of nitrates and phosphates in the process of eutrophication. They will observe and examine the effects of nitrates, the effects of phosphates, and the effects of a combination of nitrates and phosphates in miniature "ponds". Includes enough materials for 5 groups. Teacher's manual and student copymasters are included.
Great for distance learning and home schooling - kit includes Teacher's (or Parent's) Instruction Manual, safety data sheets, student guide and worksheet copymasters.
- 20ml Nitrate (10% sodium nitrate) Solution
- 20ml Phosphate (10% sodium phosphate) Solution
- 20ml Nitrate/Phosphate (5% Sodium Nitrate/5% Sodium Phosphate) Solution
- 20ml Control (Deionized) Water
- 20 Plastic Cups
- 1 package of Microscope Slides
- 1 package of Coverslips
Required Materials (not included): Natural water sample (to be collected locally), aged tap water, marking pens. (Optional) Microscope and plastic wrap
Innovating Science Small Group Learning kits are designed to offer engaging activities and educational content to for teachers to use with small groups or to distribute to remote students, or for parents with learners at home. Kits incorporate applied math and science principles into home school and distance learning projects.
Safety Data SheetDownload Here
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Not included in the kit:
Natural water sample (collected locally)
Aged tap water
Plastic wrap or similar
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