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Water Quality Testing
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Water Quality Testing

Grades 3 and up: Participants are guided through water testing of locally collected samples and use critical thinking to compare data and discuss water quality issues.

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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.  Participants compare and discuss their results and determine if the water tested is a suitable place for various organisms.

Details:

This program is available to students in grades 3 and up.

This program is available by appointment only

Connections:

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)

Field Trip
At SEE
$10 per student
  • 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.