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Chesapeake Bay

Activity 5 (Explain): Where is the Pollution

Coming From?

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Activity Summary

In this short activity, students study an infographic to learn that the main source of nitrogen pollution to the Bay is from agriculture and air pollution. They use this new information to help understand where the algae bloom came from.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Approximate Time: 30 minutes​


  • Students will be able to name the primary sources of nitrogen pollution to the Chesapeake Bay


  • Computer & projector


  • Where is the Pollution Coming From?

Timing Tip: Because this activity is on the shorter side, it works well on a day when students are also making observations of their Algae in a Bottle experiments.

Standards Connection




1. Frame the Activity


2. Fiendish Fertilizer

3. Where is the Pollution Coming From?


4. Return to the Clue Board

5. Formative Assessment


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Rebecca Davis, Education Manager


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