The Dead Zone



Welcome: The Dead Zone
Description: In this webquest students will investigate the problem of nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. What is it? How does it happen? Why is it a problem? What can we do to control it? By the end of this webquest, students will be able to answer these questions, and will be prepared to advocate for a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Science
Keywords: dead zone, nutrient pollution, hypoxia, algal bloom, point source, non-point source, turbidity, secchi disk, temperature, phosphates, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, abiotic factors
Author(s): Jennifer Garcell

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