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ERIC Number: EJ837587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Infectious Disinfection: "Exploring Global Water Quality"
Mahaya, Evans; Tippins, Deborah J.; Mueller, Michael P.; Thomson, Norman
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v46 n2 p25-32 Sum 2009
Learning about the water situation in other regions of the world and the devastating effects of floods on drinking water helps students study science while learning about global water quality. This article provides science activities focused on developing cultural awareness and understanding how local water resources are integrally linked to the quality of the world's water supply. After reading and discussing a case study highlighting one water situation facing the people of Kenya, students explore water sanitation and testing methods, including solar pasteurization and the Colilert test for total coliform bacteria and "Escherichia coli". These investigations are relevant to inquiry-based water quality labs for high school biology, chemistry, and environmental science. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya