Education Technology

Muddy Water

Published on 01/17/2011

Activity Overview

Students analyze the effect of storm water run-off on local water turbidity. They interpret and analyze scatter plots and understand exponential relationship.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will compare the amount of light that passes through a beaker of water mixed with different amounts of dirt. The TI light sensor will read how much light passes through the beaker, there by determining how cloudy the water is.

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    Students will record their data and then graph it as a scatter plot. They will answer the questions on the worksheet to analyze the effects of storm water run-off on water turbidity.