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  • Videos, 25 minutes, 34 seconds, CC
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Snack-Sized Science: Wading into Water Quality!

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  • This 25-minute video will show you how to perform several different types of water quality tests in your classroom.
  • This demonstration provides tips for using their EarthEcho kit or for using basic tools and indicators.
Teaching Tips


  • This is a good resource for teachers to learn how to do these tests with students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The kits referenced in the video can be purchased here.  
  • Another option is to purchase a pool or aquarium testing kit or use pH paper, a thermometer, and a self-made secchi disk using white paper, a black marker, and scissors.


  • Due to the length of the video, this resource should be shown in smaller chunks or assigned as homework if you're using the test kit they offer. 
  • Science classes could discuss the importance of oxygen to all animals, including dissolved oxygen for aquatic and marine organisms, and link this lesson with cellular respiration.
  • Other resources about water pollution include this video about chemical pollution, this PBS video about water pollution, and this lesson about the Everglades.
Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the practical video. This resource is recommended. Date: 05/09/2021
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS-ESS2-5 Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.
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