The 5-6th graders learned about:

 

Stream Hydrology

--We learned how to make a river cross-section by taking the depths across Centennial Brook.

--We measured the slope of the riverbed.

--We found the speed of the water by floating different objects a certain distance down the Brook.

--Finally, putting all of our measurements together, we calculated the flow of the Brook in cubic ft/sec.

 

 

Aquatic Insects and Wetland Plants

 We looked for insects in the Brook, try to catch them (if we could!) to study and identify them in the bucket. Certain insects in a river indicate whether or not the river is "healthy."

 

 We identified wetland plants such as joe pye weed, arrowhead, cut grass and others. When we couldn't identify a species we looked it up in a book!

 

 

 We learned about surface tension in this paint, water and soap experiment!

 

The Living Machine

 

 You can imagine the smell of gallons and gallons of sewage!

 

 Wanna closer look?!

 

 

OUR OWN CLEAN WATER EXPERIMENT

 

 

SHOWING GRADES 1-2 WHAT WE LEARNED

Your teachers!


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