Core Lab—Water Health Test
Grade Level: 8
Subject Areas: biology, environmental science, language arts, outdoor education, science
Program Description: In this program, our educators will take your class to the shores of Nagles Hill Brook (just outside the Fluvarium), where they will take a stream sample, and test it for temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and phosphates. The class will also be presented with a sweep sample, and will analyze it to determine the quality of the water using the biotic index for water quality. Based on their observations, they will draw conclusions as to the health of the water in Nagles Hill Brook.