Who We Are
What We Did
I extracted bowls, jars, and other glassware from an acid bath and used deionized water to rinse the glassware. After the acid bath was empty, I refilled the acid bath with other glassware previously soaked in soapy water and washed again by me and rinsed in deionized water. I used a pair of tongs to extract the glassware from the acid bath and to refill the acid bath with the next batch of glassware ready for the acid bath.
What We Learned
I learned how to prepare glassware to be used in experiments. I learned to take my time and focus on following the safety precautions and following the protocols.
Questions We Have
- Are the fumes of the pesticides and the chemicals used in the lab harmful to humans?
- Are the blue crab exposed to pesticides released in the bays and estuaries safe for human consumption?
Connections to Teaching
- student awareness about how pesticides from agricultural runoff and other toxins may affect the ecosystems in their community