Testing the Waters
Become an environmental scientist and discover what causes swim warnings at Chicago beaches.
About the Lab
Become an environmental scientist and discover what causes swim warnings at Chicago beaches. Students explore the watershed and work in teams using environmental science methods to determine the quality and safety of water samples. Students use authentic data and real-world technology to analyze the information they've gathered.
- Grades: 6th - 10th
- Capacity: 30 students
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Cost: $120
- Offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
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The Lab Coordinator is not responsible for the discipline of your students and, for safety reasons, has the right to ask disruptive students to leave the lab. Please notify chaperones they will be responsible for student behavior. The Lab Coordinator may request the help of teachers and chaperones during the lab.
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Payment must be received two weeks prior to the lab or it will be cancelled. Labs cancelled with fewer than two weeks' notice will not be refunded. Based on availability, labs may be rescheduled for a handling fee of $10. There are no exceptions.
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