JASON Aquatic Field Study: Use water temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen data collected by researchers to examine the quality of an aquatic site using a TI-73 Explorer™ to graph and analyze the values and determine its water quality.
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
Examine the data and use the TI-73 Explorer™
to analyze and graph values
Explore the relationship between water temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen
Determine how these factors affect water quality
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