A digital investigation for high school students to explore the science of water quality challenges in Lake Erie.
Learn about the critical steps taken from lake to glass.
Get perspective from farmers and researchers as they develop strategies to protect water quality.
The H2Know case study invites you to investigate a water quality issue in Lake Erie. Here, you will gather information about the problem, consider potential contributors and environmental factors, review data and research happening in the field, and engage in discussions and activities related to effective solutions that will improve the water quality of Lake Erie. Please begin by answering the pre-test questions below.
Start by discovering an issue that led to a water ban impacting more than 400,000 residents in Toledo, Ohio, in 2014.
Is Lake Erie the perfect environment for algae? Learn about its limnological characteristics and the history of this issue.
Study the Western Lake Erie Watershed to look for activities that may impact water quality.
What research, strategies and technologies can farmers use to help protect water quality?
Many people, including legislators, conservation groups and farmer organizations, are working on solutions. Which efforts will be effective?