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Wastewater Data Challenge

Duration: 105 minutes

Grades: 7-12

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In this lesson, learners work in teams to examine wastewater data for a local region. Then they use this data to make recommendations which address the public health concerns of their area.

Grade Levels: 7-12

Duration: 105 minutes

Concepts/Skills: Data analysis, data literacy, public health

Objectives: Students will:

  • Analyze graphs of data gathered from wastewater testing.
  • Compare data across regions and areas.
  • Identify questions which arise during data analysis.
  • Make recommendations for actions that can be taken based on data.
  • Share their analysis with others and receive feedback.


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