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Water Walk


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Water Walk

Learners take a field trip along a local body of water and conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land use and water quality. Learners document their findings by mapping and profiling the water body. They can upload their measurements via the internet to a GLOBE scientist. Learners also use this initial investigation to raise questions about local land use and/or water quality issues that may require further study.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Field Trip, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • paper
  • pencils
  • maps and possible satellite images of your body of water
  • colored markers
  • worksheets
  • pH meters
  • thermometer
  • basic water test kit

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Oceans and Water
    • Earth's History
      • Ecology
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Human Impact
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
    • Measurement
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear
  • be mobile
  • smell
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Isaacs, Beth

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum, ©2009

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