Water Quality

How do you prevent the spread of water-borne illness in large public swimming areas? Scholars discover the challenges to identifying safe water through an inquiry experiment. They then produce posters sharing their understanding of water quality.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the requirements for swimming water in various countries
  • Provide a pool water testing kit for extending the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires each pupil to bring in a sample of water to test 
  • Includes links to water quality standards in the teacher guide
  • Hands-on experiments encourage understanding 
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