In this activity, students test nitrate levels in various samples of water and draw possible informed conclusions about the results.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- explain why excessive nitrate can be harmful
- demonstrate how to test water for nitrate
- make an informed decision about safe nitrate levels in drinking water.
Download the Word file for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- discussion questions
- student handout.
Taumata Arowai, New Zealand's water regulator, has a lot of resources and guides about drinking water standards. Specific information for the public is found here.