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Middle Schoolers Test Water
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 • Posted May 24, 2012

Seventh grade science students enjoyed "Water Week" at Blanco Middle School. Students saw two models that allowed them to visualize the concepts taught in the classroom.

Blanco County extension agent Todd Swift secured the models and set them up and, along with science teacher Pam Meier, conducted lessons on groundwater, run-off, watersheds, and water pollution.

Mr. John Smith, with Texas Agri-life Extension at Texas A&M, spoke about safe drinking water. Students were encouraged to bring in samples of water obtained from private wells. We ran tests on those samples, as well as samples brought in by community members.

The kids saw real-world applications for some of the science procedures they have learned in the classroom.

Mr. Swift and Mr. Smith made the lessons come to life for the students.

Ms. Meier knew the program was a success when she overheard a student say to his friend, "Science is really cool this week."

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