Marine Science Water Chemistry & Environmental Issues Kayaking Field Activity For HGHS Students Coconut Grove Sailing Club9/21/11 Mr. Diamond PE/water Activities director Mr. Binder swim/water polo coach kayaking sponsor trust Counselor dive instructor Mr. Espinosa marine science teacher secme coordinator open water diver
Objective: • To apply scientific lab and inquiry skills to measure the parameters of the seawater by chemical analysis. Also, to discuss environmental issues as it pertains to mangrove forests, human impact on the environment, conservation, overfishing, and biodiversity. These objectives will be met through the process of or as a result of the act of kayaking within a local south Florida marine habitat.
Pre-lab discussion topics: • Human impact on the environment • Mangroves • Overfishing & aquaculture • Ocean acidification • Coral reef conservation – divers/boats? • Water cycle • Nitrogen cycle • Salinity • pH scale
Lab activities: • Human impact on the environment lecture (15 min.) • Ocean acidification and demonstration (10 min.) • Water chemistry field lab (30 min.) • Ammonia/ammonium: ________________ • Nitrite: _______________ • Nitrate: _______________ • pH: _____________ • Salinity: __________ • Turbidity/TDS: __________ • Time: __________