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Testing the Waters

Updated: Thursday, October 10 2013, 09:46 AM EDT
If you were outside early this morning, you know it was another chilly start in the mountains. If you were standing in water, you really knew it was a chilly start.

As you'll see in our Never Stop Learning report, this was an outdoor adventure all in the name of science.

8th graders tests the water, using a basketball to check the stream flow, doing chemical tests, and measuring the width of the banks.

For three weeks about 300 students at Cane Creek Middle School will study the stream. Gathering data that will later be analyze it in the classroom.  In the end, the students will write a report about their findings.

The science classes have taken part in this activity for the more than 10 years, and the students love it!       

The students also caught insects as a way of checking the water quality.

The school says the program is a huge success thanks to organizations like Riverlink, The North Carolina Science House, The Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation, as well as volunteer teachers and parents.Testing the Waters

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