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Card 17 - Loon Pond Report

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

9th Grade
Springfield Renaissance School
Springfield, MA

Freshman science students at this urban secondary school learned to do water quality testing and, by request of the city, took on a project to assess the health of an urban pond that had been closed to swimming and fenced off from public recreation.

Loon Pond Report
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Working in teams, students first cleaned the pond and site of urban debris, including large appliances and furniture, and then tested the water. To involve all four sections of their grade level, they divided the pond into quadrants for testing and compared data sets. They created a scientific report for the city about the health of the water for wildlife and human use.

The student report catalyzed a city initiative that resulted in reopening the pond to recreation. 100% of this class graduated from high school and was accepted to college.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org


Topic

Grade Level

9th Grade
Springfield Renaissance School
Springfield, MA

Freshman science students at this urban secondary school learned to do water quality testing and, by request of the city, took on a project to assess the health of an urban pond that had been closed to swimming and fenced off from public recreation.

Loon Pond Report
Click on the image to learn more about this project

Working in teams, students first cleaned the pond and site of urban debris, including large appliances and furniture, and then tested the water. To involve all four sections of their grade level, they divided the pond into quadrants for testing and compared data sets. They created a scientific report for the city about the health of the water for wildlife and human use.

The student report catalyzed a city initiative that resulted in reopening the pond to recreation. 100% of this class graduated from high school and was accepted to college.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org