Waukesha County

Monitoring for Water Quality

Students will measure turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature at the stream and discuss the importance of each.  Then students will collect macroinvertebrates and calculate a biotic index.  These basic measurements will give insight into the water quality of the stream. 

Maximum of 30 participants.

Standards: MS-ESS3-3, ELS.C1.C
Duration: 90 minutes
Fee: No
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Various local streams - ponds

Grade 6-8 program listing