three specialists (meteorologist, landuse planner, and water quality
analyst) for a meeting and discussion prior to collecting data.
a storm date to investigate based on the dates offered by the teacher.
Ask each specialist to describe the strategies they might use and where
they will find the data they need. Brainstorm as a group to help each
of the specialists. Write down the predictions of the specialists as
to how the major rainfall will affect the lakes turbidity.
strategy for determining how rainstorms have affected turbidity in the
lake in the past. Either write up your strategy as a set of instructions
for another reporter, or actually collect historical data about the affects
of rainstorms on the lakes turbidity.
of the group members has gathered his/her data, call another meeting.
Ask each specialist
to share their information, beginning with the meteorologist, then the
planner, and finally the water quality analyst.
As a whole
group answer the following questions:
did the major rainfall affect the lakes turbidity
- Explain why some watershed characteristics may have significantly affected
the impacts of the rainfall on lake turbidity values.
- Explain why some landuse activities may have significantly affected the impacts
of the rainfall on lake turbidity values.
has the responsibility to share this information with the rest of the