Today was a field trip, yippee! We did a water quality data collecting activity beginning a Alta Ski Resort. We traveled down the canyon taking samples of the water temperature, air temperature, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, pH, and insect life. We stopped at Whitepine Trailhead, Willow Creek neighborhood, Murray Park, and the abandoned Fun Dome. Along the way we marked the waypoints and took photography in each location
I have a hard time seeing the classroom application of this activity because I honestly feel like it would be so difficult to do this with any elementary age students. Older students might be possible. I understand the concept and that this application was to help me feel comfortable with the GPS and community mapping data and information.