Student(s):Nan Moe
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
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Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
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Date Submitted:04/03/2017

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The purpose of this experiment was to find out if rain pH effect lake pH. This project will help others by telling us if rain has any affected on lake pH. The rain gauge was the tool that was helping collect this data. The hypothesis is rain pH is affecting lake pH. The data did not support the hypothesis 12 out of 14 days. The rainfall pH is acidic (acidic means lower than 7 on the pH scale). This will impact humans to know more about the environment. The rainfall pH was 5-6, while the lake pH was 7-8. Those are normal ranges for both pH.
KEY WORDS: pH, rain, lake


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Nan -

I hope in the future you investigate what else might impact the pH of the lake. The rainfall has some part, but there are other things that are important too! Also, as I was reading this, I was thinking how hard it would be to do this experiment in Colorado (where I live in Boulder). We don't get that much rain!

What do you think you could do for future research? Also, be careful collecting data on an icy lake. I don't want you to fall in!

- Dr. Malmberg

Posted on 5/5/17 9:38 PM.