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Aquatic Resources Education
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Geology and Groundwater
Trees/ Forest Education
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Find a Stream
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Explore and Restore Maryland Streams
Other Water Chemistry Resources
Investigating Water Quality -
Chemical Water Sampling Tests
from The Global Water Sampling Project –
background information, testing procedures, and expected test result ranges
for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, phosphates, biological oxygen demand, carbon dioxide, turbidity, coliform bacteria, and macroinvertebrates.
World Water Monitoring Challenge
– Includes guides, lesson plans and data sheets from Project WET on water quality testing and monitoring. See the links provided under Biological Assessment – these include chemical testing as well.
Montgomery County Public Schools Stream / Pond Study
: Students investigate the local watershed and work in groups to assess the health of a nearby stream or pond using various indicators.
Stream study lesson plan
data collection sheet
(includes chemical and physical parameters), and
macroinvertebrate identification key
from Save Our Streams.
Healthy Water, Healthy People
: an innovative water quality education program from Project WET offering hands-on activities, an Educator’s Guide, testing kits, a
field water monitoring guide
, training, and more. MD Department of Natural Resources offers
, and has aligned these materials to Maryland State Curriculum requirements.
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