The Water in the Chesapeake Bay

Posted by Allyson Greene at 12/2/2009 1:00:00 PM

Ms. Royston’s class conducted a water investigation to figure out what kind of water makes up the Chesapeake. Through experimentation, students made a simulated model of how fresh, brackish, and ocean water interact. This experiment showed the students that the majority of the water found in the Chesapeake is considered brackish water–a mix of fresh (from rivers) and ocean water.

We will use this knowledge when we visit Lubber Run to test for water quality.