Water Testing Project - High School Students

posted Apr 15, 2015, 2:52 PM by Park Ranger
A group students from Woodlynde and Upper Merion High Schools collaborated on a water testing project in McKaig Nature Center on April 7th.  These students tested the stream water at the south end of of the Cadet trail (map reference White 27) by Brower Road.  

The tests included Alkalinity, Ammonia, Chlorine, Chlorine, Chromium, Copper, Hardness, Iron, Nitrate, Oxygen (2 tests), pH, and phosphate.  Additionally, they studied about macro invertebrates (little critters that live in the streams) that can help tell about the water quality.  

Woodlynde science teacher Abe Prontnicki accompanied the students.  These students will continue to study the stream water at least 4 more times this spring. 

Waiting for reagent to dissolve

Students entered test data into an app designed by McKaig staff.

Some of the students performing tests along Crowe creek in McKaig