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Air Quality 2022

  • 2 years ago

Air Quality Protocol – WeatherBlur 2022 This investigation uses this sensor Setup the Purple Air Sensor at your school according to the instructions provided with the sensor. Note: Select a location determined by the class. Depending…

Beach Trash

  • 4 years ago

Protocol Advanced Preparation: Plan to collect trash one day on a specific local beach (weather and tide dependent).   Plan to collect within 10m of the high tide line (either side of the high tide line…

Bird Counts

  • 3 years ago

Protocol: 1. Find a good location by your school to setup a bird feeding station. 2. Feed birds the same thing everyday (i.e. black oil sunflower seeds). 3. Count bird activity for three minutes at…

Cafeteria Food Waste

  • 1 year ago

Cafeteria Food Waste Protocol  Materials: Scale for weighing waste in lbs 5-gallon bucket with lid for milk waste 10-gallon trash can for all other food waste Procedure: Gather materials  Set up and label the 5-gallon…

Fungi and Lichen Species Inventory

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  • 2 years ago

Before conducting the inventory, it is helpful for students to be familiar with at least some common species  of lichen and fungi they may encounter. Depending on the specific inventory planned, give students time to…

King Tides

  • 4 years ago

Measuring the local King Tide. Please always keep your and your students safety in mind when being involved in this project.  Do not go into places that water has covered or surf/swell is making it…

Leaf Out and Temperature

  • 2 years ago

Question: Which species of trees on the Woodside campus is the first to sprout leaves in the spring 2022 and what pattern do we see when compared to the temperature? Materials: Marking tape Camera Recording…

Microplastics in our drinking water

  • 3 years ago

Microplastics Sample Collection Protocol Home Water Collection Each student take home 1, 32 oz. mason jar. Each mason jar will be labelled with their address, city or well water, type of plumbing (Pex, copper, PVC,…

Microplastics in our local ocean waters

  • 4 years ago

Advanced Preparation Choose at least one beach location from which you will collect a water sample. Be sure to record the tide levels, precipitation types, and both wind speed and direction, for the 24 hour…

Microplastics in Snow

  • 2 years ago

MICROPLASTIC IN SNOW INVESTIGATION PROTOCOL Edna Drinkwater School Northport, Maine   ADVANCED PREPARATION: Gather tools Don’t wear polyester, if possible. Label mason jars ahead of time: key for location and sample number   TOOLS:  …

Microplastics in soft-shelled clams

  • 3 years ago

Advanced Preparation Choose at least one beach location from which you will collect clam specimens. It is very easy to contaminate a sample during collection with plastics from the environment. Do your best under your…

Past investigations...

Data collected in investigations on our past WeatherBlur platform is not lost.  You can download the raw datasets below.  They are CSV files which can be read by any spreadsheet program.