|This activity aimed to replicate the effects of|
rainfall on soil. After 3 "rainstorms, we
evaluated our streambed for damage.
Water, water, everywhere...but not a drop to drink. The afternoon session was all about water and exploring the numerous tests that can be performed on a sample of water. We tested out Labquest equipment that could measure the temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and total dissolved solids of any liquid sample. With some patience and a bit of instruction interpretation, we maneuvered through the exercises learning more about a sample of water than we thought was possible!
|We also investigated|
the effects of topography on
runoff utilizing this plastic
The day concluded with the participants working through the task of creating their own lab procedure (an excellent inquiry-based activity that stretches students to synthesize a procedure from their past lab experiences and evaluate the validity of their experimental design). Although a tough challenge to end the day, all lab groups worked efficiently to complete the inquiry-based activity!
Stay tuned for Friday's adventures before a well-deserved weekend break!