American College of California Module 5 Aquatic Ecosystems Lab Report – Assignment Help

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The purpose of the Module 5 Lab is to conduct an assessment of water quality.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills/knowledge in:

  • identifying the diversity, ecological and economic services of aquatic ecosystems
  • identifying common water pollutants, their source, health impacts and how they can be prevented or mitigated
  • explaining the physical processes of how water pollutants impair ecologic and economic services of aquatic ecosystems
  • observing and evaluating physical, chemical and biological indicators of water quality

In order to complete this module, you will complete the following tasks:

Use the following criteria/tips for success:

  • Reference the grading rubric for this assignment
  • Don’t forget that you have a lab group discussion page! You need to check that discussion page to help the other students in your group as well as ask them for help.
  • If you would like a more detailed introduction to the lab, watch the following tutorial

The purpose of the Module 5 Lab is to conduct an assessment of water quality.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills/knowledge in:

  • identifying the diversity, ecological and economic services of aquatic ecosystems
  • identifying common water pollutants, their source, health impacts and how they can be prevented or mitigated
  • explaining the physical processes of how water pollutants impair ecologic and economic services of aquatic ecosystems
  • observing and evaluating physical, chemical and biological indicators of water quality

In order to complete this module, you will complete the following tasks:

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWater body name & location, day/time you visited

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWater appearance and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWater movement and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHuman modification of stream channel

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence of active erosion and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStream bottom composition

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescribe the main land-use

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpervious surfaces

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresence of litter in stream and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat information does your research provide about the following physical indicators: total suspended solids

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat information does your research provide about the following physical indicators: Water flow

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat information does your research provide about the following physical indicators: water temperature

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStream habitats present

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePercent streambank vegetation and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence of invasive species and picture

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat information does your research provide about benthic index of biotic integrity (B-IBI)? Be as specific as possible. What does this value mean? Recall, even if you cannot find your specific water body, research the kinds of benthic indices you find in your area.

4.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat does your research tell you about the dissolved oxygen levels in the water body? Include values and units. Is this value indicative of a healthy or unhealthy water body? Explain. Reference the lab presentation lecture for more information.

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat does your research tell you about pH levels in the water body? Include values and units. Is this value indicative of a healthy or unhealthy water body? Explain. Reference the lab presentation lecture for more information.

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat does your research tell you about nitrate concentrations in the water body? Include values and units. Is this value indicative of a healthy or unhealthy water body? Explain. Reference the lab presentation lecture for more information.

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat does your research tell you about phosphate concentrations in the water body? Include values and units. Is this value indicative of a healthy or unhealthy water body? Explain. Reference the lab presentation lecture for more information.

6.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

6.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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