How Healthy is the Conodoguinet Creek? Member of Enola Community: I have conducted an experiment on whether the Conodoguinet Creek is either polluted or healthy. The Conodoguinet Creek can get polluted by livestock. The livestock could possibly use the creek as a water source or as a restroom.
The purpose of this project was for students to observe how a Betta fish could survive in a habitat made from a 3 liter Ozarka water bottle. The hypothesis stated that in the decomposition part of the eco-column the student would try to raise the pH. The student was supposed to add substances for the worms to decompose but the student didn’t add anything and the pH stayed at a 7.0. The only thing needed to create this project was to buy a 3 liter Ozarka bottle. This student was in charge of the decomposer section. . The decomposition section was made up of soil and worms.
I hypothesized that the Conodoguinet Creek is polluted. Through my research I have found that the Conodoguinet Creek is not polluted. One reason it is not polluted is because most of the macroinvertebrates and crustaceans we found in the creek are pollution sensitive creatures. Another reason the creek is not polluted is the level of acidity and alkalinity is 7 which is a healthy number on the pH scale. If the acidity or alkalinity levels were high scientists would have to find a way to neutralize the acid and alkaline.
My 8th grade class went to the Conodoguinet creek to test if there was any pollution in the creek water. Before we went my hypothesis was, “If we go to the Conodoguinet creek and test the water, then the creek will have little to any pollution in it because we haven’t had a monstrous storm in the past few months so there wouldn’t be an excessive amount of acid rainfall or runoff” There are three types of macroinvertebrates ( an invertebrate fauna - animal of a particular region - that can be captured by a soo - which is a certain net or sieve - ) that we were looking for, Group 1 ( which is pollution sensitive - they cannot have any pollution- ), Group 2 ( which is somewhat pollution tolerant - they can live with some pollution-) and Group
Secondly is to add one dropper full of sodium carbonate into another plastic cup, remembering to use a different dropper. After, is to observe any changes of the two solutions. Think about what would happen when you combine these two solutions together. Finally, combine the two solutions together and observe the changes from before change, during change, and after change. The third test we did was investigating the change of copper (II) sulphate (solid, CuSO4)
Located in a historic Civil War era grist mill by the river, the Brandywine River Museum is home to native artists and much more. Here you can see some of the best American realism painting by Andrew Wyeth, his father N. C. Wyeth who was a renown children 's illustrator, and another family member, Jamie Wyeth.
It is estimated that the river may be around 300 million years old, making it one of the oldest rivers in the world. There are many plants and animals that thrive in the New River Basin, mainly because of it's excellent water quality. It is one of the only rivers that flows from North to South. The New River is named an "American Heritage River", one of only fourteen others in
Develop a hypothesis on the ability of your filtration technique to remove contaminants. Hypothesis = For this dirty water can be treated it will then be clean and drinkable water 2. Based on the results of your experiment, would you reject or accept the hypothesis that you produced in question 1? Explain how you determined this.
Based on my observations I hypothesized that both Herbert Run and the Commons stream would have a high level of nitrate, conductivity, and turbidity. I hypothesized this because of traffic, liter, and the waste and pollution in both streams. For the Commons Stream, the Conductivity was 1086µS/cm. The turbidity was 0 FAU. Last, the Nitrate level for Commons was 0.08 ppm.
Eutrophication is defined as “the process by which a body of water acquires a high concentration of nutrients, especially phosphates and nitrates” (Eutrophication, 2015). Furthermore, scientists have determined a number of human activities that may contribute to eutrophication in bodies of water such as the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico (Eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico: How Midwestern Farming Practices are Creating a Dead Zone, 2012). For example, prior to the 1950’s when rivers are channelized for navigation and flood control purposes (Eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico…, 2012). A second illustration would be “landscape alteration”, which consists of deforestation and agricultural drainage that alter nature’s runoff buffers and results in additional nutrients entering the water supply (Eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico…, 2012). A third human activity is agriculture, which often requires the usage of chemical fertilizers that leads directly to increased levels of nutrients in bodies of water.
Step 2: Mix both test tubes , shake gently and time the reaction. Step 3: The same step as procedure 1, and step 3 which is to record the observed color step 4: use the palette/color chart to help you identify the observations you make. Safety precautions: Pull your hair back Safety eye goggles Closed toe
The Salmon River is the longest river running entirely within a single state, and remains the longest contiguous undammed river left within the continental United States (Carrey & Conley, 1978) and it provides approximately 20% of the water in the Snake River and accounts for 70% of the remaining salmon habitat for the entire Columbia River Basin (Tang et al., 2012). After 425 miles the Salmon River merges with the Snake River just north of Riggins in Idaho County. The Salmon River emerges from the Frank Church Wilderness headed west, turns north briefly and then turns west again to form a confluence with the Snake River, dividing the state of Idaho into two different time zones: Pacific Time north of the Salmon River and Mountain Time south
One issue found is the creation of smelly phytoplankton that makes murky unclear waters along with aquatic impurities. Moreover, the reduction of growth due to poor light conditions and dying plants make it difficult for predatory fish to hunt leading to overpopulation. (Chislock, 2013) Eutrophication can be found in many of our water resources such as ponds, estuaries, and bays. One region with high areas with eutrophication is in a lake shared by Kisumu, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda.
Each buffer was measured in a 100 mL graduated cylinder and contained in a 40 mL beaker. Once the reading of the buffer was stabilized, the program entered into reading 1. The probe was cleaned with distilled water and dried before being placed into the second buffer for reading 2. Once the second calibration was completed the pH probe was cleaned again. Next the probe was placed into the unknown solution.