Testing Water for Nitrate

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How much is too much nitrate in the water? Young scientists discuss the question after they run their own nitrate tests. They also consider sources of nitrates and offer explanations for the levels.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Collect water samples from various locations to make comparisons
  • Invite a local water treatment worker to speak about water testing requirements and acceptable levels
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for preparation
  • Includes a handout for data collection
  • Provides articles to use for research
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