Collecting data is important to understand an environment. However, in designing experiments for water monitoring it is important to collect data before and after storm events to see changes when pollutants enter the system.
The data that your class collects is only one point which will add to a database created by the data other visitors to the Tule Ponds have collected. Thus knowledge of how to collect data is very important, so that accurate measurements may be taken and recorded.
There are several types of data your class will be collecting:
1. DIssolved Oxygen ( needed for organisms to live)
The following equipment will help your class collect this data:
1. KICK NET
A precision, NON MERCURY thermometer, furnished in a protective plastic
3. TEST KITS
Test kits use different chemical methods to determine pH, heavy metals, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, and phosphates.