Classroom Studies Series



5962 200x200Grades 5-8

These lab packages are designed to reinforce key concepts introduced in lecture materials on drinking water treatment and water and soil environmental studies.

Teacher manual includes tips on organizing the lab demonstration, introductory information on each test factor, and suggestions for additional experiments.

 

  • Teacher manual
  • Introductory information
  • Student procedures/data sheets (to reproduce)
  • Apparatus and reagents for 5 teams to perform 5 demonstrations each, or a total of 25 demonstrations
  • Soil samples for all soil units
  • Reagent composition information
  • Lesson Plans included

Specifications

 

Description

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Water Treatment Lab - Investigate odor, color, and turbidity of drinking water and water treatment processes.

5962

NH (2)

Water Treatment Lab Reagent Refill R-5962 NH (1)
Tapwater Hardness Lab - Measure the hardness of a known sample and demonstrate the aesthetic effects of drinking water. 5967 R1 (2)
Tapwater Hardness Lab Reagent Refill R-5967 R1 (1)
Dissolved Oxygen Lab - Demonstrate the importance of dissolved oxygen in natural waters. Create your own samples, relating the importance of temperature to oxygen saturation. 5963 NH (2)
Dissolved Oxygen Lab Reagent Refill 3976-H NH (1)
Soil pH Lab - Determine the soil pH of known samples as well as your own samples. 5965 NH (2)
Soil pH Lab Reagent Refill R-5965 NH (1)
Soil Texture Lab - Separate the sand, silt, and clay fractions of a known soil sample. Determine the soil texture of a soil sample from your garden. 5966 NH (2)
Soil Texture Lab Reagent Refill R-5966 NH (1)
Soil Nutrients Nitrate Lab - Review the importance of these nutrients and their affect on plant growth and nutrition. Soil samples included. Each lab sold separately. 5968 R2 (2)
Soil Nutrients Nitrate Lab Reagent Refill R-5968 R2 (1)
Soil Nutrients Phosphorus Lab - Review the importance of these nutrients and their affect on plant growth and nutrition. Soil samples included. Each lab sold separately. 5969 R1 (2)
Soil Nutrients Phosphorus Lab Reagent Refill R-5969 R1 (1)
Soil Nutrients Potassium Lab - Review the importance of these nutrients and their affect on plant growth and nutrition. Soil samples included. Each lab sold separately. 5970 NH (2)
Soil Nutrients Potassium Lab Reagent Refill R-5970 NH (1)
Nutrients in Water Lab - Measure nitrate and phosphate in prepared samples. Learn the importance of these nutrients as pollution indicators. 5971 NH (2)
Nutrients in Water Lab Reagent Refill R-5971 NH (1)

 

Lesson Plans

 

LaMotte Outdoor Education Lesson Plans

These Lesson Plans are provided to help organize an existing curriculum, allowing the teacher to spend more time on hands-on activities that meet key classroom learning objectives and improve student achievement. The Lesson Plans will aid the teacher in integrating LaMotte test kits and equipment into classroom activities that meet National Science Education Standards.

Note:
These lesson plans are designed to be used with LaMotte kits.

LaMotte Developed Lesson Plans

Code 5870 Water Quality Educator and Monitoring Outfit Grades 5-8
Code 5870 Water Quality Educator and Monitoring Outfit Grades 9-12
Code 5962 Water Treatment Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5963 Dissolved Oxygen Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5964 Water pH Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5965 Soil pH Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5966 Soil Texture Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5967 Hardness in Water Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5968 Soil Nutrients - Nitrate Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5969 Soil Nutrients - Phosphorus Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5970 Soil Nutrients - Potassium Lab Grades 5-8
Code 5971 Nutrients in Water Lab Grades 5-8

 

Lesson Plans using LaMotte Kits


The following lesson plans were developed by educators for use with LaMotte products. Click on a Product Code from the list of Recommended LaMotte Products to view the LaMotte products that can be used with each lesson plan.

LaMotte Company urges you to follow kit instructions and safety precautions when following these lesson plans. LaMotte Company does not guarantee the outcome of these experiments.

Clarity and Turbidity

Grades: 4-12 Submitted By:
The Education Program at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
Recommended LaMotte Products: Secchi Disk with Calibrated Line Code 0171-CL

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.http://njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/clarity_and_turbidity.pdf

 

Leaf Pack Study

Grades: Junior High School Submitted By:
Sustainable Forestry Resource Center
Recommended LaMotte Products: Leaf Pack Experiments Stream Ecology Kit, Code 5882

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://sftrc.cas.psu.edu

 

Oxygen in Water

Grades: 4-12 Submitted By:
The Education Program at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
Recommended LaMotte Products: Dissolved Oxygen Test Kit, Code 7414 or
Dissolved Oxygen Test Kit, Code 5860
Armored Thermometer, Code 1066

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/oxygen_in_the_water.pdf

 

pH

Grades: 5-12 Submitted By:
The Education Program at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
Recommended LaMotte Products: Wide Range pH Test Kit, Code 5858
pH Meter, Code 5-0034

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ph.pdf

 

Salinity

Grades: 4-12 Submitted By:
The Education Program at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
Recommended LaMotte Products: Hydrometer Kit, Code 3-0025

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/salinity.pdf

 

Water Quality Lab Activities

Grades: Middle School Submitted By:
Centreville Middle School
Recommended LaMotte Products for Lesson 1: Dissolved Oxygen Kit, Code 5860
pH Kit, Code 5858
Nitrate Nitrogen Test Kit, Code 3354 or
Nitrate Nitrogen Test Kit, Code 3615
Turbidity Kit, Code 7519
Armored Thermometer, Code 1066
Water Sampler, Code 1054-DO
Recommended LaMotte Products Lesson 2: Leaf Pack Experiments Stream Ecology Kit, Code 5882
Seine net, Code 3-0022-P

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/water_quality_monitoring.pdf

 

Water Quality Monitoring

Grades: Middle School Submitted By:
The Education Program at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
Recommended LaMotte Products: Dissolved Oxygen Kit, Code 5860 or
Dissolved Oxygen Kit, Code 7414
Hydrometer Kit, Code 3-0025
Armored Thermometer, Code 1066
Wide Range pH Test Kit, Code 5858
Secchi Disk with Calibrated Line Code 0171-CL

Link to Lesson Plan web page: http://www.njseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/do_booklet.pdf