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Students at Charlotte Beach Use the DataHub to Analyze Water Quality

Middle school students from the “Get Real Environmental Action Camp” use the DataHub at Ontario Beach Park to test their lake water for bacteria. Aided by University of Rochester Chemistry and Biology graduate students, the 6th and 7th graders made a hypothesis about the water health at their local beach.

They used the DataHub with built-in turbidity sensor and external temperature sensor to test the water at different points along the beach. Camp Director Michael Occhino said “normally they would not think of themselves as scientists but now they’ve designed a question and can answer it for themselves.”

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