Grades 3 – 5: Participants are guided through water testing of locally collected samples and use critical thinking to compare data and discuss water quality issues.
As a group, participants discuss what makes water good or bad and how different factors may impact the health of an ecosystem living within a body of water. Then participants are divided into groups of 3 to 4 and are guided to test multiple properties of water samples collected in Manchester. Participants record their results and then share them to monitorwater.org, a citizen science project to monitor water sources worldwide by EarthEco International. Participants compare and discuss their results and determine if the water tested is a suitable place for various organisms.
This program is available to students in grades 3 -5.
This program is available by appointment only.
Participants will explore the impact of humans on the local environment and learn how to apply scientific principles to monitor and minimize that impact. (K-ESS3-3, 3-LS4-4, MS-ESS3-3)
- One hour program with SEE instructor followed by half an hour of explore time in the SEE Science Center.
- Min 15, Max 32 students.
- Safety protocols and procedures are in place, and SEE is operating at a limited capacity.
- Larger groups may want to consider combining their visit with a second program. Call us to discuss options.