Water Quality

Resources

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Resources on the Environment

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to the environment.
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Resources on the Environment

Anne Simonen au travail

Anne Simonen

Education Pathway
Job Title
Civil Engineering Technologist
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Anne Simonen

Water treatment plant near Kitchener, Ontario

Water Treatment

Learn about how water is treated at municipal water treatment plants.
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Water Treatment

Scientist testing water samples

Careers in the Great Outdoors

Students explore careers related to outdoors and the land and then design and build a water filter prototype.
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Careers in the Great Outdoors

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Humans and Freshwater Ecosystems

Learn about how people impact the ecosystems of lakes and rivers.
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Humans and Freshwater Ecosystems

White water rafting on the Fraser River in British Columbia

Introduction to Rivers & Streams

Learn about the physical geography, chemistry and ecology of rivers and streams.
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Introduction to Rivers & Streams

Martina Bona

Martina Bona

Education Pathway
Job Title
Process Discipline Specialist
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Martina Bona

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Crack the Code: Water Systems

Students learn about the water treatment process as they complete a digital “escape room” on a Google site.
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Crack the Code: Water Systems

Rachel Chow dans un énorme conduit

Rachel Chow

Education Pathway
Job Title
Wastewater Process Engineer
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Rachel Chow

Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.
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Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Aerial of Gas well Marcellus Shale Formation in northern West Virginia

What is Fracking?

The fracking process gets natural gases out of rocks. This process can have effects on freshwater, water quality and even earthquakes!
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What is Fracking?

How does rain become acidic?

How does rain become acidic?

Learn how to make a pH indicator and test water samples.
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How does rain become acidic?

What are the effects of acid rain on rocks?

What are the effects of acid rain on rocks?

Learn about the chemical reaction that happens between acid rain and limestone.
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What are the effects of acid rain on rocks?

How can I write secret messages?

How can I write secret messages?

Learn how you can write and reveal secret messages in this hands-on chemistry activity.
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How can I write secret messages?