After a long weekend my group and I came back to find our fish dead. This was tragic, we hadn't finished our experiment and no longer had the fish with us. All the other experiments are going well, they have made a lot of advancements in their experiments. All the other fishes have grown and prospered. The other groups have been collecting data weekly. After we come back from our break we are going to be releasing our trout, that the tank team has been taking care of. Our experiments will go on until a week before exhibition.
Today I got the chance to interview some 10th graders about their experiments. One group is testing the water quality with two different plants. These two different plants are floating Duckweed and submerged Stargrass. Using these two plants, this group will calculate which plant affects the water quality; they will compare end results.
"One challenge that we can face is having the plants." - Piper, group member
Another group was testing different factors. One group member was testing factors that aid in trout mortality and the other group member was testing the animals carbon footprint to see how it affects the ammonia levels. They will be comparing a controlled environment with a natural environment to see how things can vary.
"We haven't necessarily setup our experiment because one challenged that we have faced was finding the necessary materials." Rachna, group member