FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Delta Inquiry Investigations – Learning About Water Analysis

In Learning About Water Analysis students learn about the causes of water pollution, how pollutants are detected, and how to quantify the concentration of pollutants that pose a danger to the biota of ecosystems. Using safe, easy-to-use chemical tests, students analyze water samples for common pollutants including chlorine, dissolved oxygen, copper, hardness, nitrates, and phosphates. Students also use brine shrimp to determine the LD50 of a water pollutant.