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Water Quality Report Interpretation Exercise

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* Name: Melanie Vines, Sarah Ortbal

* Position: Graduate Research Assistant/Ph.D. Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Accelerated Masters Program Scholar, The University of Alabama

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  • Grade Level: 6–9
  • Alabama Course of Study: MATH.6.23.a–b, MATH.6.24, MATH.8.18


The lesson introduces students to drinking water treatment and disinfection byproducts. They will use annual water quality reports to gather, plot, and interpret real-world scientific data. This lesson correlates to the research on the mitigation of disinfection byproducts in our collegiate research lab and the broader implications for drinking water treatmentand public health.



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