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Water Quality Assessment

Authored by Dream in Green

100 minutes
Two 50-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Environmental Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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This lesson introduces the concept of Water Quality. It brings the standards used to measure the quality of water used for human consumption and related activities. It also remarks the cause of water pollution. Highlights human activities as the core problem to water quality. Finally, it recommends some steps towards prevention and remediation of water pollution.

Key objectives for students
Describe the standards used to assess water quality
Identify sources of water pollution and know ways of prevention
To understand that industrial activity is mainly responsible for water pollution
Suggest alternative techniques of water conservation and purification
Secondary subjects
Chemistry
Topics
water quality, water pollution, water conservation
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Resilience
Methods
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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