Conduct Water Tests, Determine Sources of Pollution & Learn About the Health Effects of Pollution!
Research-Based & Developed with Support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
What is causing the water pollution in Big Lake? Is it the dairy farm, the landfill or the factory? Students conduct simulated water tests for nitrates, PCBs, E. coli bacteria, and lead. They analyze the test results to determine the source of pollution that is affecting a lake that is a town’s water supply. In the process, they learn about the potential health effects of pollution.