The world is a laboratory and chemistry students at New River Academy get to experience it first hand. Science teacher, Brendan Kelley, is facilitating a semester long experiment examining chemical characteristics of different rivers throughout the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica. These students intend to compare the levels of pollutants of these rivers to test for effects of human influences, such as agriculture and industry.
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Report by Michelle Yates
Michelle is the winner of the 2006 AW/Huge Experiences Essay Scholarship.
Announcement posted by: David Hughes
Ps- This is a super cool experiment that the students really enjoy. A couple of years ago Nathan Silsbee and teacher Jon Souter laid the ground work for this chemistry experiment. I look forward to observing their results.