Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Water-quality monitoring is the collection of water samples to analyze chemical and/or biological parameters. Simple parameters include pH, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and the presence of macroinvertebrate organisms (6.8 a).
The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary where fresh and salt water meet and are mixed by tides. It is the largest estuary in the contiguous United States and one of the most productive.
Pollution prevention and waste management are less costly than cleanup.
A watershed is the land that water flows across or through on its way to a stream, lake, wetland, or other body of water. Areas of higher elevations, such as ridgelines and divides, separate watersheds.
Most of Earth’s water (97 percent) is salt water in the oceans. Available fresh water, used by humans and other organisms, makes up less than one percent of the water on Earth (6.6 f).
Pollution prevention and waste management are less costly than cleanup (6.9 f).
evaluate the effects of resource use, waste management, and pollution prevention in the school and home environment (6.9 f).
locate and critique a media article or editorial (print or electronic) concerning water use or water quality and analyze and evaluate the science concepts involved (6.8 d)
explain the importance of the Virginia watersheds (6.8 c)
explain and illustrate how convection currents distribute thermal energy in the atmosphere and oceans (6.4 c)