Hi! Welcome to the Cambridge Friends 8th grade water quality blog. We have been working with the Friends of Alewife Reservation and Kestrel Educational Adventures to help monitor the Alewife Reservation water quality. We go down to Alewife every other Wednesday and test for several different water quality parameters, including pH, nitrogen compounds, BOD and DO, coliform bacteria, and salinity.
We also take photos and observe and identify the plants and animals that are found near the sites. This is a great way to learn about chemistry because it's hands on and really interactive. We're learning a lot more than being in the science room by going to Alewife and actually doing procedures, and at the same time it's nice to be outside!