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Part of the Ecology Disrupted Curriculum Collection.
(Time required: about 45 minutes)
Reintroduce Dr. Kaushal's story with the following quote from the video: “Water is the reflection of all the bad water quality things we do one land.” Relate quote to why Dr. Kaushal tested streams in forested areas.
Distribute the complete datasets to the class and lead a discussion about the difference in the three areas, and why it is important for the class/scientists to look at data from forested, suburban, and urban water areas.
4. Complete the How do you investigate and represent data? section of the Investigation Booklet (5 minutes)
Summary/Assessment: Ask students to complete the How do you investigate and represent data? section of the Investigation Booklet, available in the Downloads section on this page.
Note: Students will continue graphing in the next lesson.