Water What-ifs: Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen

April J. Cleveland, Science Junction, NC State University

This Science Junction website features general information and three lesson plans about dissolved oxygen geared toward middle and high school students. Lessons cover topics such as what dissolved oxygen is, why it is important, and how decomposition of organic material affects dissolved oxygen. The third lesson includes an activity in which students are instructed to design an experiment to test effects of changes in dissolved oxygen concentration. The lessons meet several National Science Education Standards, Delaware science standards, and North Carolina competency goals.

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Subject: Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Hydrology/HydrogeologyKeyword: DO