Nitrogen Cycle: Integration into the Classroom

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Nitrogen Cycle: Integration into the Classroom

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Carpenter, Jennifer
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Kunza, Lisa
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-13

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Nitrogen fixation is the assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen into biologically usable forms. The nitrogen fixation rates occurring in Ditch Creek, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming are among the highest rates ever recorded. Our research set out to quantify the rate of nitrogen fixation in Ditch Creek and examine the fate of nitrogen fixed in this stream. Results of this research are still being examined. Integrating the nitrogen cycle into the classroom setting is not challenging. However, the specifics of the research prove to be somewhat beyond the comprehension level of a tenth grade biology student. The high school lab experiment designed, as a result of the research, involved topics including the nitrogen cycle, water quality, and human impacts. Students set out to measure nitrate and nitrite amounts in water samples from various fake locations. Upon completion of sampling, students analyzed their results and determined possible causes for the nitrate and nitrite levels. This lab led into the discussion of effects of high nitrate levels and various human impactions such as fertilizers and fossil fuels.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Nitrogen fixation

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High School Science Pedagogy

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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