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Weathering and Water Quality

Unit Plan: Weathering, Erosion & DepositionLesson: 4
9-12Urban Ecosystems
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Summary: Students will examine how scientists measure chemical weathering through the chemical composition of runoff in streams. They will analyze local stream data and use that data to make and defend a claim regarding the impact of impermeable surfaces (such as cement) on water quality. Teacher note: This activity requires two days. 

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Additional Lesson Resources:

Frayer Models Worksheet

Watershed Satellite Images

Water Quality Analysis pH Graph Reference Sheet