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Stream sense

Students monitoring stream water

Stream Sense is our water quality catchment monitoring programme for years 9-13. Schools can become involved in the monitoring of the water quality of their local stream and record the changes that occur.

This unit is curriculum linked to geography, biology and science within the resource, but could be linked to other areas, for example information technology. It covers a range of essential skills, especially communicating and problem solving.

How to get a copy

You can print a copy of Stream Sense off this website by opening the PDF files below (split in to chapters). These units can be used in conjunction with our Impacts on Waterways teaching resource.

Stream Sense Cover

Introduction

The Curriculum

Getting Started
(318 kb, 45 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Understanding Your Catchment
(391 kb, 55 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

The Stream Reach
(320 kb, 45 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Habitat Assessment
(269 kb, 38 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Conducting Chemical/Physical Tests
(555 kb, 79 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Chemical/Physical Factors: Factsheets
(400 kb, 57 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Biological Surveys
(328 kb, 46 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Data Interpretation
(171 kb, 24 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

From Results to Action
(148 kb, 21 seconds to download, 56k modem)

 

Appendicies
(184 kb, 26 seconds to download, 56k modem)

Disclaimer: This resource is out of date. The curriculum links are not current. However we believe the content and activities are still of value to teachers.

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