Water, water everywhere....Eutrophication and Wastewater Treatment Web Quest resources.-First, check out this simulation of the process of eutrophication in a river http://coseenow.net/blog/2008/11/eutrophication-animation/ and use the information to help you and your group make a draft of a flow chart of the process of eutrophication.. You can also use the video below to help you understand the process.Or try the eutrophication song below to help you understand the steps!!The Science Museum of Minnesota's has an explanation of a phenomenon called "The Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.smm.org/deadzone/top.html, which is a form of eutrophication as well.. Explore all 3 areas of the site, including checking out all of the pages under "What is it?" and use the information to answer the questions in the web quest.-Third, compare and contrast the water treatment methods used for preparing drinking water, and for treating waste water.Learn about drinking water treatment by following this link to the EPA http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/watertreatmentprocess.cfm and this link http://water.me.vccs.edu/courses/env110/lesson5.htm.Learn about about waste water treatment by taking this virtual tour athttp://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/ww-treatment/ww-tour-dc/blue_plains.swf or check out this link for "How Stuff Works"If you would like to know more information about water related issues, check out the following links, videos, and information.A concept students usually struggle with is eutrophication. Even though it can be treated as a simple vocabulary word, it is really a complex process with several steps. Check out one or both of these online videos that might help you understand it.http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/Environmental Science/course files/multimedia/lesson78/lessonp.html?showTopic=1Wastewater treatment is a complicated, though logical process. This video explains the process through both drawings and showing the parts of the plant in action (or at least in the background....)http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/Environmental Science/course files/multimedia/lesson82/lessonp.html?showTopic=360 Minutes did a segment recently (November, 2014) about California's current water crisis, including a segment on Orange County's very own Groundwater Replenishment System!!
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