ERIC Number: ED331965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Water Quality Indicators Guide [and Teacher's Handbook]: Surface Waters.
Terrell, Charles R.; Perfetti, Patricia Bytnar
This guide aids in finding water quality solutions to problems from sediment, animal wastes, nutrients, pesticides, and salts. The guide allows users to learn the fundamental concepts of water quality assessment by extracting basic tenets from geology, hydrology, biology, ecology, and wastewater treatment. An introduction and eight chapters are included: (1) pollution related to agriculture; (2) water quality field analysis; (3) ecology of freshwater systems; (4) sediment; (5) nutrients; (6) pesticides; (7) animal wastes; and (8) salts. Six appendices are included: (1) water quality procedures; (2) aquatic organisms; (3) glossary; (4) 64 references; (5) conservation and best management practices; and (6) field sheets (forms for completing field assignments). A teacher's handbook is also included with this guide. It contains 4 lessons, a surface water quality evaluation and survey, a student handout, and 14 transparency masters. (NLA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Ecology, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Pesticides, Secondary Education, Waste Water, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Treatment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (stock number 001-000-04560-1: $8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Council for Agricultural Education, Alexandria, VA.