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View Resource National Water Management Center

Started during the Great Depression, the National Resources Conservation Service has "provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers to conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources." One of their outreach projects includes the National Water Management Center (NWMC) website. Persons with an interest in water-related issues and resource...

View Resource Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Eyes on the Bay

This easy to use, comprehensive website includes a wealth of real-time and archived data, as well as several lesson plans. Using the highly interactive map, you can access stations that measure parameters including air and water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and water clarity in the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay. The lesson plans cover salinity, dissolved oxygen, and harmful...

View Resource HACH Analysis

In this activity from ATEEC, students will use chemical monitoring methods to investigate water quality and sources. The parameters to be measured are "pH, alkalinity, chloride, sulfate, ammonia, total dissolved solids (or turbidity), hardness, phosphorus, nitrogen, and temperature. These measurements will indicate whether the water is from garden runoff, a stream or pond, or a pool. This...

View Resource Test and Treat Before You Drink

This resource from the Teach Engineering website is designed to help students learn about water quality testing and basic water treatment designs. This resource was created by scientists at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program in the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Users will find ten different sections that cover the learning objectives, vocabulary,...

View Resource Home Water Use

This lesson provides an overview of water use in the industrialized world, including a discussion of the increasing need for conservation as populations grow and water supplies stay roughly constant. Users can listen to a National Public Radio (NPR) show that discusses water-use restrictions that have been enacted in Las Vegas in response to persistent drought conditions, and review online...

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