Year 5/6 Science Trip Results

Home » News » Year 5/6 Science Trip Results
news, article, story, newspaper

Exciting news Year 5 and 6! Keele University have got back to us with the results from the Science Investigation you carried out on the River Weaver a little while ago. A pamphlet has been produced, that includes your findings and is available at Nantwich Museum, with full details of the study in if you want to find out more.

Scott who was leading the Keele team initially got back to us with the following:

'Headline result is the salinity measurement. At just over 800ppm, this is very elevated. In fact, it wouldn't be classified as "Fresh water", but actually "Brackish". In comparison, the water taken from the Nantwich Museum tap, has a salinity level of ~150ppm. Therefore the river water is 5-6 times more saline!'

Basically the water in the area we tested was clean but extremely salty — just over 5 times more salty than the water that comes out of our taps! After a little bit of research though it still is no where near as salty as sea water which has a salinity (how salty it is) of 35 000 ppm!

(ppm — parts per million)

I still wouldn't want to drink the water though! Well done Year 5 and 6 on a fantastic investigation and for a brilliant contribution to a university study.

Nantwich Museum are hosting an opening of their River Weaver exhibition on Friday 14th July at 7pm. If you would like to attend please RSVP Nantwich Museum on:

Tel 01270 627104
Email: enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk

popular recent articlesAlso in the news

news, article, story, newspaper
Mrs V Dopierala: Tue 20 Oct 8:02pm

Base 1 News Catch upBase 1 have been busy bees settling in as a reception class while also adapting to being Year 1's. We have been working on the "Colour Monster" story and discussing how we have been feeling on returning to school as well as starting "big" school. We have been reading lots of different stories to help us with starting school as well as adjusting to the...

IMG_4133[1]
Mrs Dopierala: Mon 19 Oct 8:47pm

Base 1 have worked very hard. Well done to those that received ACHIEVE awards on Friday...

C8A274AF-878B-45FF-84AD-B639307A1B55
Miss McKinnon: Mon 19 Oct 4:45pm

Base 2 have been very busy over the last few weeks and have been working really hard! In maths, we have been continuing with our focus on number and place value, moving on to comparing and ordering groups of objects as well as numbers.In english, we have been reading 'The Hueys in the new jumper'. We have been thinking about Rupert's thoughts and feelings throughout the story and...

Coming events

Latest news

news, article, story, newspaper
Base 1 Catch up News
Mrs V Dopierala: Tue 20 Oct 8:02pm
IMG_4133[1]
Achieve Awards Base 1
Mrs Dopierala: Mon 19 Oct 8:47pm
C8A274AF-878B-45FF-84AD-B639307A1B55
Base 2 news
Miss McKinnon: Mon 19 Oct 4:45pm
image
Base 5 TTRS battles
Miss Phillips: Fri 16 Oct 4:47pm