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Earth Science: Clean Water

by Texas Instruments - Simulation Lesson


  • Students will collect and analyze water quality data.
  • Students will apply their understanding of variables that affect water quality to determine the location of various water samples.


  • dissolved oxygen
  • turbidity
  • nitrates
  • pH
  • water quality
  • aeration
  • buffer strips
  • runoff

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will use a simulation to collect water quality data and analyze their collected data to identify water sample locations. guided lesson video (optional) is also available for this activity. The video is targeted at students and designed to help guide them through the interactive exploration and the concepts covered within. (It may also be helpful for teachers who may be using the activity for the first time.) 

As a result, students will:

  • Collect data for various water samples.
  • Understand how scientists use data to analyze water samples.

 This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.