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Investigating human impact on stream ecology: locally and nationally

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This activity is intended for students to lead investigations on stream ecology. Students will exercise critical thinking skills to interpret data sets and maps regarding water quality and usage. They will also learn how to manipulate the data and create presentations of the figures.
This activity is included in Volume 8 of Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).
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Primary or BEN resource type
Secondary resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords data sets, human impact, toxicology, ecological investigation, TIEE, stream ecology, nutrient pollution, water quality, student-active, land use, data analysis
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Intended End User Role
Language
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This activity is intended for students to conduct a scientific investigation. Students will learn and practice the skills of interpreting data and generating graphs. This activity could also be done in combination with hands-on laboratory exercises testing water samples and collecting macroinvertebrates.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Primary Author email hampton@nceas.ucsb.edu
Secondary Author Name(s) Amelia Nuding
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Submitter Email education@esa.org
Rights National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Date Of Record Submission 2012-04-02

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