Prairie Mountain 6th graders take the field
6th grade students in Mrs. Brandt’s and Mrs. Doty’s science classes got to practice their skills in the field on their annual trip to the Amazon Canal where they conduct a stream study to determine the health of the stream. Teams look at water quality, the macroinvertebrates present, the flow, turbidity, depth, width, temperature and pH levels. All of this data can be used as indicators of how healthy our neighborhood stream is. These students do similar studies at Whitaker Creek on their salmon watch trip that they take in November. They can then compare this data and learn about how their actions can help or hurt their surroundings. These hands-on activities in which students collect real data are not only fun and educational, but they are also very impactful!