What Is Water Quality, Why Is It Important, and How Do You Test It?

A CBF Education Student Investigation

What is water quality and why is it important? In the videos below, CBF Educator Rick Mittler explains. Then follow along with CBF Educator Claire Cambardella as she performs basic tests to measure the chemical water quality characteristics of her local stream.

After watching the videos, learn more about what factors affect water quality measurements and how they are used in our How Water Quality Data Connects the Bay to the Classroom Investigation.

Check our Student Investigations and Activities page for more investigations.

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