Grow Your Own Algae!

This Grow Your Own Algae! activity & project also includes:

Develop a model of a wastewater treatment center. The last activity of the unit has pupils mix a lake water sample into a tank of water containing fertilizers. Over time, the algae from the lake water grows and removes the nutrient-rich fertilizer.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Collaborate with a biology teacher for the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires materials and some preparation, including a trip to a local lake or river
  • You will need a few weeks to complete the the extended activity
Pros
  • Includes troubleshooting tips for the activity
  • Directions are clear and concise
Cons
  • Lacks lab worksheets to use with learners