WATER QUALITY IN THE PETALUMA RIVER
Schools: La Tercera Elementary
Teachers: Chris Carter & Lisa Beaudry
Grade Level: 6th
Subject: History and Science
Essential Question: What impacts to the environment exist within the Petaluma River watershed, and what can we do to reduce or eliminate these impacts?
Students will have the opportunity to sample water along Petaluma River multiple times during the school year (February-April) and identify potential human impacts to the environment in these areas. They will assess impacts at these sites by:
1) recording abiotic parameters at these sites, including temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, nitrogen, ammonia,
phosphates, turbidity, salinity, and conductivity.
2) Students will then work to develop a plan/proposal for reducing or
eliminating identified impacts to these sites.
This information could then be shared with interested local
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