Title

The Effect of the Loves Truck Stop on the Temperature, pH, Mercury, Dissolved Oxygen, and Turbidity on the Nearby Wetlands

School Name

Heathwood Hall

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

5th Place

Abstract

The purpose of this project is the determine the effect, if any, a new Loves Truck Stop has on the wetlands near the campus of Heathwood Hall. The temperature, pH, mercury levels, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity of the water was tested before the truck stop opened, as well as after it opened. Ten water samples were taken from the wetlands and each sample was was tested for the aforementioned data. After the truck stop opened, ten more samples were taken from the wetlands and tested again. The results show that the truck stop has slightly negatively affected the quality of the water in the wetlands. These results support my hypothesis.

Location

Wall 206

Start Date

3-25-2017 8:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 8:45 AM

The Effect of the Loves Truck Stop on the Temperature, pH, Mercury, Dissolved Oxygen, and Turbidity on the Nearby Wetlands

Wall 206

The purpose of this project is the determine the effect, if any, a new Loves Truck Stop has on the wetlands near the campus of Heathwood Hall. The temperature, pH, mercury levels, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity of the water was tested before the truck stop opened, as well as after it opened. Ten water samples were taken from the wetlands and each sample was was tested for the aforementioned data. After the truck stop opened, ten more samples were taken from the wetlands and tested again. The results show that the truck stop has slightly negatively affected the quality of the water in the wetlands. These results support my hypothesis.