User login


Turbidity


Source Institutions

    New York Hall of Science

Add to listGo to activity
Turbidity

This is an activity about turbidity, or the amount of sediment suspended in water. Learners will discover how this important characteristic affects aquatic life as they observe different water qualities. Supplies are simple and can be found around the house. Included are suggestions for taking the activity further and into nature. This activity could also be used in an environmental science curriculum by asking the question, do humans have impact on the turbidity of lakes and streams? If the answer is yes, how so?

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 2 sheets of black construction paper
  • 1 sheet of white paper
  • Tape
  • Large, clear glass jar
  • Empty soda can or jar lid
  • Flashlight
  • Dirt
  • Water

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemistry of Life
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The JASON Project,

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: