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1 Water Sampling Somerset 6/7 Intermediate School School Westover, Maryland

2 SCHOOL SPIRIT We are 6 th grade students at Somerset Intermediate School. Our town is Westover Maryland and we want to inform others about the quality of the water. We are 6 th grade students at Somerset Intermediate School. Our town is Westover Maryland and we want to inform others about the quality of the water.

3 What We Do We live near the Chesapeake Bay and seafood is an important resource. So we care about our water. We live near the Chesapeake Bay and seafood is an important resource. So we care about our water.

4 Our Environment In science we have been learning about the food chain and food web. In science we have been learning about the food chain and food web. We have completed population studies and know that the health of populations depends on the quality of our environment. We have completed population studies and know that the health of populations depends on the quality of our environment.

5 Why We Are Sampling Water  We are sampling our water because we want to see how healthy it is.  That’s because it effects water all over the world and our water supply is scarce.

6 SAMPLING WATER We are sampling water because we think some of the water in our county is polluted. We are sampling water because we think some of the water in our county is polluted.

7 Data Results Benthic Macroinvertabrates 16 and above 12-158-11 7 or less Coliform Bacteria NegativePositive Dissolved Oxygen 91-11071-9051-70<50 Nitrate 0 ppm 5 ppm 20, 40 ppm pH7 6, 8 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 Phosphate 1 ppm 2 ppm 4 ppm Turbidity3 Totals1213

8 Data Summary When we checked if the benthic macroinvertebrates were excellent, good fair, or poor and they came out poor. When we checked if the benthic macroinvertebrates were excellent, good fair, or poor and they came out poor. The pH was excellent The pH was excellent Phosphates were fair Phosphates were fair Coliform bacteria tested positive Coliform bacteria tested positive

9 Taking Action  We reported the results to the Somerset County Health Department.  We will run more tests on the water so we can find out what is or who is causing the pollution.

10 What We Can Do Our next steps are to tell people what we have found out about the water near our school. Our next steps are to tell people what we have found out about the water near our school. We can do whatever we can to stop people from polluting the water so we can get better results in the future. We can do whatever we can to stop people from polluting the water so we can get better results in the future.

11 Now What? We can stop putting too much fertilizer on the crops so they won’t leak into the water We can stop putting too much fertilizer on the crops so they won’t leak into the water We could recycle. We could recycle.

12 We have to speak out because if we don’t who will ? www.townofprincessanne.com/images/test04.gif

13 Credits Ashlyn Heath Ashlyn Heath Shyera Gibbs Shyera Gibbs David Sproul David Sproul Nick Long Nick Long Darin Mister Darin Mister Andrew Hahn Andrew Hahn Diamond Little Diamond Little Kayla Corbin Kayla Corbin Marcus Fontaine Marcus Fontaine Brian Robinson Brian Robinson All the Monster Squad Students! All the Monster Squad Students!


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