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River Chelmer
Posted by Felsted Preparatory School , United Kingdom on 23 June 2015
Post related to Fresh water watch, Fresher Water

Fresh Water Watch

Felsted Prep School took a couple of year 7 groups on a geography field trip to our nearest river called the River Chelmer. We all had a great time splashing around in the water measuring the depth and speed of the flow. Then we were discovering the hidden chemicals that are not able to be seen. We were looking for Phosphate and Nitrate using the equipment that was supplied by Water Explorer. We all ahd a great time and learned that our water was dirtier than we thought even though it looked clear and clean. The water in the River Chelmer had the most amount of Phosphate and Nitrate as they both went the darkest colour possible. Although the water looked fresh and safe it actually had many more than the two chemicals we tested for. We were also making sure that we didn’t harm the environment and the wildlife in it.

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CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.

Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.

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GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk 

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