Exploring the Environment: Water Quality

This site presents two case studies regarding the Wheeling Creek area of West Virginia. The scenario asks students to research problems and come up with answers to a ficticious local water board's concerns over water quality in the watershed. The site provides students with extensive, yet easy to understand background information on the following topics: Importance of Water, Water Cycle, Hydrosphere, Forms of Pollution, and Methods for Monitoring. Graphs, charts, maps, and photos of the creek give students detailed information to help them in their investigations. The case study approach is a great way for students to explore all the issues affecting a watershed.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water