Environmental Chemistry: Nitrates, Phosphates and Eutrophication - Small Group Learning Kit
Chemistry Educational Materials
Green Chemistry Learning Activities
Where does pollution come from? How does it change the water?
- Small group learning kit
- Student copymasters and teacher guide included
Understand the importance and value of fresh water and the need to protect and conserve this valuable resource. Realize that a variety of factors, including natural ones, contribute to the overall problem of water pollution. After completing this lab, students should understand the difference between point source and non-point source pollution and understand the role of nitrates and phosphates in the process of eutrophication. They will observe and examine the effects of nitrates, the effects of phosphates, and the effects of a combination of nitrates and phosphates in miniature “ponds.”