JASON Aquatic Field Study: Explore how most aquatic animals and plants need clear water to survive by performing an experiment to measure the water clarity of a local aquatic site.
Before the Activity
See the attached teacher document (pdf file) for notes and guidelines for this activity.
Print and copy the attached activity document and research article (pdf files) for your class. The research article is in the during the activity section below.
During the Activity
Collect a water sample at a local aquatic site to determine water clarity
Measure the water's turbidity using a Tubidity Sensor connected to a TI CBL 2™
or Vernier LabPro® and a TI-73 Explorer™
Distribute the activity document and research article to your class
Read and discuss the research article.
Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document
After the Activity
Students complete the data analysis section of the activity
Discuss the results of the data analysis with your students