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The Life of Water

"Why is water so important for life? Water supports cell functions. All organisms are made of cells, from microbes to the largest animals. All of life's functions are completed within cells. Life needs chemical reactions to take place in order to gain energy, grow, and get rid of waste. Water is a liquid which allows the chemistry of life to take place." – Astrobiology at NASA
Here in the Middle School Science Department, 7th graders are studying one of our most vital natural resources: water. Just before the break, Amy C.'s Section 1 of Life Science designed their own lab to test the quality of various types of water, including tap, rain and bottled. From each sample, they tested hardness, pH, fluoride, and lead levels.
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