Test vials after their 24 hour incubation.  ...hmm, what is that yellow color?Mr. Moore reacts to a yucky colored sample.  Yellow indicates the presence of coliform bacteria. CI's Peter Maille and teacher Bill Moore going over the sampling procedure.Here the data is broken down by source, and presence or absence of bacteria.

                                    Students tally the test results.How can the results be analyzed?  Here is one student's example.Students cluster to check on their drinking water.Scanning the samples with a black light to check for E. coli.Is E. coli present?  Flourescing with black light will tell us.                










Student sampling kit included a parent permission slip, sample bottle and collection data form. Peter presenting at East Hardy Middle School.

Peter teaches at Grassy Lick Elementary School.Grassy Lick student fills out questionnaire.


The dog ate the bottle you gave me -- really.

Grassy Lick volunteer Charlie Tripp and Student Discuss ResultsDr. Harman's honors science class at Petersburg High.



Peter helps a student at Grassy Lick.

Students practice data analysis; Peter holding a students pie chart.

Students tally results.Grassy Lick Group Photo


Students analyze their samples.












Students confronting the results of their water tests.In the midst of the discussion.What exactly does "bacteria presence" mean for us?

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