Pinellas County Water Atlas


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MIDDLE SCHOOL: Science

Dimensional Analysis
Students gather data, select appropriate units of measure and convert from one system to another.

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Exotic Plant Fair
Students research exotic plants and create displays to persuade others their plant is the worst of all.

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Exploring the Water Atlas
Students learn how to use the Watershed Atlas through a four-part series of activities.

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  • Part 2: Explore a River and Two Lakes Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
  • Part 3: Explore Dissolved Oxygen Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
  • Part 4: Explore Website and Research Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
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Is It Healthy, or in Trouble?
Students complete a table to organize water quality data and predict then test for nutrient levels.

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Reading Statistical Tables
Students will compile and utilize a statistical table using website data.

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Curriculum for Near Real-Time Data Stations


Air & Water Temperatures
Students will determine what sensors measure and what they look like; discover where sensors can be located; obtain and analyze real-time data; and interpret graphs and draw conclusions.

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  • Student Handout - Graph Analysis Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
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Conductivity in the Alafia River - Advanced
Students will determine what sensors measure and what they look like; discover where sensors can be located; obtain and analyze real-time data; and interpret graphs and draw conclusions.

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  • Student Handout - Elevation & Tides in Tampa Bay Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
  • Student Handout - Linking Conductivity to Tides Download PDF Download Microsoft Word document
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Precipitation at Keystone Road
Students will access, learn about and use real-time data related to precipitation; discover where in Brooker Creek Preserve sensors are located; collect and graph precipitation data; and interpret graphs and draw conclusions.

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