Test. Analyze. Engage.
We took students at RC Byrd High School in Clarksburg, WV out to run quality testing on their local drinking water sources. They were surprised at the results and showed up at the next Clarksburg Water Board meeting to see what else goes into managing a small-community’s water resources.
The students, who have been participating in a water unit sponsored by the nonprofit eduction organization Experience Learning, came to the Water Board office after conducting hands-on research in local creeks and streams.
Hayleigh Ward, a Robert C. Byrd student, said they performed tests on local bodies of water to determine their chemical content.
“We were in three different groups,” she said. “There was chemistry, biology and physical. We looked at the stuff on the outside of the streams, and we tested the pH levels.”
Another student, Will Bertnell, said the results of the experiment were surprising…