Teacher Resources

 

Videos

  • Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring (Dr. Sally Hornor, Anne Arundel Community College)

 

What Lives in Your Water? Handouts

  • Instructor handout (Environmental focus) - Contains background material, lab protocols, and some postlab ideas.
  • Student handout - For photocopying and distribution to students
  • Water Collection Data Sheet - This is the form that we include with the water collection kits so the students can record where and when the sample was collected, and various data points of interest such as water color, speed of movement, temperature, etc.
  • Google Maps Instructions  -  Use these guidelines to enter your data points onto a Google Map.

 

PowerPoint Slides

These are sets of PowerPoint slides that can be used to introduce the lab activities to your students.

  • Introduction (Biomedical focus) - This is designed as a 50-minute lecture for teachers to use with their students to introduce issues of waterborne disease. It uses cholera as its primary disease model. The file includes slides and speaker's notes.
  • Introduction (Environmental focus) - This is designed as a 50-minute lecture for teachers to use with their students to introduce water quality from an enviornmental perspective. It emphasized topics such as stream order and sources of fecal pollution. The file includes slides and speaker's notes.
  • Lab Procedures - Demonstration of lab activity, including photos of all apparatus and procedures

 

MathBench Prelab 

  • What's in your Watershed? - This online tutorial was developed to prepare students for the lab activities. It can be done in class or assigned as homework for the students to complete outside of class time. It covers stream order, watersheds, impervious surfaces, and an introduction to E. faecalis culturing and counting.
  • Printer-friendly version - Contains all the content of the online module in a pdf format, with all non-essential graphics removed. This lacks the interactive features of the online modules.
  • One page summary - Provides a brief explanation of the module learning objectives, content, a sample exercise, and references for instructors who want more background or additional teaching ideas. 
  • A quiz assessing student understanding of the MahBench module content is available via email. Contact hhmi@umd.edu.

 

Prelab Activities

These are activities submitted by teachers who have participated in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Interdisciplinary Science Partnership in previous years.

Articles for background information

 

Powerpoint presentations

Activites, Worksheets and Lessons 

 

Postlab Activities

These are activities submitted by teachers who have participated in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Interdisciplinary Science Partnership in previous years.

  • Discussion on Collaborative Research - An opportunity to discuss with your class the pros and cons of collaboration in the scientific community and within this project specifically.
  • Lab report rubric - Have students complete a lab report in the style of a scientific paper.  The rubric provides a starting point of expectations as well as a grading guideline.
  • Pet waste phamplet - Have your students create and informational poster or flyer to educate the community about the enviornmental impacts of pet waste on the watershed.  
  • Examples of previous pamphlets: