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Grade 6-8

Water Pollution and Covid: Sources of Water Pollution

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 17:18
  1. 1. Intro 1:55
  2. 2. Eutrophication 3:03
  3. 3. Ocean Acidification and Aquatic Debris 4:06
  4. 4. Water Born Diseases 3:01
  5. 5. Water Filtration Experiment, Part 1 5:13

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Trace and categorize some of the major sources water pollution. Delve into the processes of human industries that are detrimental to aquatic ecosystems. Find language to defend the need for more responsible management of the planet’s waters.

Dive into the expansive effects of water pollution and the steps humans can take to improve the infrastructure of our water resources."


Water Filtration Experiment Part 1

Course overview



An introduction to the perils of water pollution, both human and animal



Students will be introduced to the concept of water being polluted not by dangerous chemicals, but by an excess of nutrients


Ocean Acidification and Aquatic Debris

Learn both how excess CO2 emissions cause the ocean to become acidic and how reckless dumping of human waste makes the sea perillas to aquatic life.


Water Born Diseases

Students will learn how water born diseases threaten humanity in developing nations, and how rising sea levels exacerbate this threat going forward.


Water Filtration Experiment, Part 1

Students will begin a comparative study of how four different household materials filter dirty water.

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  • environmental science
  • experiment
  • pollution
  • science
  • water
  • water systems

Recommended Materials

A plastic water bottle, preferably 1 liter or larger, scissors, a sharp pen or a pin, a container of dirty water (can be made with water and dirt), and a kitchen sponge.


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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