A 3-week laboratory module was developed for an undergraduate microbiology course that would connect student learning to a real-life challenge, specifically a local water-quality project. The laboratory series included multiple field trips, sampling of soil and water, and subsequent analysis for bacteria and nitrate. Laboratory results confirmed the usefulness of comparing real environmental samples, and student survey and performance data supported the original hypothesis of this study in terms of student learning objectives.
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Research Article| September 01 2012
Development of a Water-Quality Lab that Enhances Learning & Connects Students to the Land
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 471–478.
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Jodi Enos-Berlage; Development of a Water-Quality Lab that Enhances Learning & Connects Students to the Land. The American Biology Teacher 1 September 2012; 74 (7): 471–478. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.8
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