Using Citizen Science in schools to teach about water quality

By September 5th, 2018

Students are using the EyeOnWater app to assess the water colour using the Forel-Ule scale.

Students also use a chemical backpack to make physical and chemical measurements in their environments as part of a year 9 and year 10 biodiversity and ecology unit.

The Australian version of the EyeOnWater app is freely available and records the students’ data in a national database. The chemical backpack water quality lab contains lessons, activities, and test kits to measure important water quality parameters relevant to the high school science curriculum