A River Runs Through It

Stephen Meehan, Maureen Nolan, Fermilab Education Office, University of Washington Libraries

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This two-month project requires a nearby stream or river to use for testing. Students use river monitoring equipment to conduct water tests, fish observation, insect identification and to collect data related to physical properties of the stream or river. They then design a project based on one of four goals, and present their results to the class. This site provides research links, rubrics, lessons, worksheets and logs, and information for teachers. This project was designed by K-12 teachers to demonstrate engaged learning and effective use of technology. It is structured in such a way that students are responsible for their own learning, and is collaborative, student-driven, and technology dependent.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Special Interest: Real-Time Data, Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:Teaching in the Field