Grungy Groundwater

grungy grounwaterClass: Grungy Groundwater ages 10+

Description10 years and up. This activity is appropriate for children studying environmental conditions that involve aquifers and wells, and the issues of pollution. Students first observe how water and contaminants, represented by a groundwater dye, flow through different soils. Then, using provided scenarios, they create a groundwater model using a variety of soils in a plexiglass shell. Students contaminate their model—simulating road salt, fertilizer runoff, buried waste, chemical spills, etc.—and measure the concentration of the contaminant at different points in their model. The scenario’s story-lines help further students’ thinking about the ways in which groundwater contamination is tested, and health aspects related to contaminated groundwater. This activity stresses measurement, health, and the recording of data

Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 1:00

Location: MIT Edgerton Center – 77 Mass Ave. Cambridge, Room 4-402

Price: $5.00 includes registration fee

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Grungy Groundwater
Grungy Groundwater
This is to reserve one seat in the following class: Grungy Groundwater for ages 10+ held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Available Qty: 15

There are 15 spots remaining in this class.

Travel Tips: Parking options, you may reserve parking beforehand to know you have a spot for $20. The lot nearby is $20 but small and not guaranteed. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces.

Materials Needed: Students do not need to bring any materials to this class. We do however have some follow up material available if you are interested in studying this further with your children at home follow-up , Student model and  Student tubes. Also available is a teacher overview to help you better understand the activity.

Age: This activity is appropriate for children 10 and up. Children must be able to function in the classroom independently. The size of the classroom does not allow for parents to remain in the room during class. You are, however,  welcome to wait at cafe 4 down the the hall. Although some parents prefer to wait outside the classroom in the hall, and I completely understand the need to be immediately available for your children, noise has been a concern in the past. I ask that if you feel you need to wait close by you please take into consideration the other classrooms in the school. Also there are always plenty of friendly interns available to help the kids through the activities.

Additional Activities: I have scheduled a Visualizing Science (microscopy) class for the MIT Museum, located about three blocks down the road from the Edgerton Center. It will be scheduled from 2:00 -4:00 the same day following this class. You sign up for that class –.

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Travel Tips: This class is during spring break vacation week, parking should be very easy to find. If you prefer to reserve parking beforehand, visitor parking in the MIT-Kresge parking lot is limited. Permits can be purchased for $26.00 by completing and submitting the PDF form at least five days in advance. The other MIT Visitors lots rates are varied. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces, I have never had an issue with this.

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