Curriculum Development for Water Chemistry Analysis


John Perkoski, Kevin O’Brien, Melissa Galgano, Thomas McCarthy


National Park Service


Scott Jiusto, James Hanlan


October – December 2017

Project Outcomes

Final Report


The goal of this project was to support the creation of a water chemistry analysis module for high school students that catered to various learning styles. To realize this goal, we researched educational programs, determined successful educational elements, and developed alternative learning modules. The project resulted in the development of a three-day curriculum that includes an introduction to the topic, videos demonstrating water chemistry tests, a workbook with procedures, and recommendations for data analysis and reflection. This project was sponsored by the National Park Service at Rock Creek Park and was co-developed with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Audubon Naturalist Society.