Water Quality

What can we discover about the water in our watershed? Collect data and analyze information about the water quality in the river. Identify interactions between Earth’s hydrosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere, and what may cause water quality and quantity to change over time and space.

Water Quality

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Typical Program Length

2-4 hours


5th Grade


Fall, Spring

Applicable Standards

5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.