A Dip in the Dribble: the environmental impact of river pollution - Context/problem-based learning


This is a problem-based case study investigating of the environmental impact of river pollution.



Problem-based case study: A fire in a warehouse has resulted in diquat dibromide and p-octylphenol entering the River Dribble. As part of this resource students determine the cause of the incident and review the probable environmental impact of the chemicals released. They then consider possible methods of analysis and, finally, commission a monitoring programme for diquat dibromide andp-octylphenol in the river by selecting a contract analysis company from the information supplied. 

  • Target year group: 2 and 3
  • Formal contact hours: 4-5
  • Independent study hours: 10