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Re: Water Purification Ideas

Hello Evan. I love the way that you add humour to your posts to make them easier to read! What does 'water hardness' mean? I'm confused by what this is, and why would you want to filter it out?
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

Interesting research, but why use all these complicated methods when you could simply use distillation or reverse osmosis? Are they not as effective? Why?
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

Former Member ·
This research is awesome! I would love a little more information into what I'm extracting from the water when using carbon filer to purify the water. I think the idea of a solar power is a great idea and some research on that would be really interesting! Cant wait to see where this information takes you
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
This is very commendable,I love how you have put down your work,I also think the idea of solar power is great and your findings will be very helpful.This brings me to this question are there any other methods you can use which are simpler?
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

I found what you said really important, the ability to run of the grid. The idea of using a solar panel is very nice, you may also want to use wind power which is another source of renewable energy. You can also be connected to the grid but then not be affected by power outages. you may construct a different circuit which takes energy away from the main grid and charges a battery where you can access the energy whenever you need it. I looked up all the methods you gave and I found something...
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Water hardness is, simply, the amount of dissolved inorganic material in the water, namely calcium and magnesium. Ever taken dishes out of the dishwasher and there is a filmy residue left on the glasses? That's leftover water hardness. When you heat water with a large degree of hardness up to a high temperature, there may form a solid calcium carbonate solution, which can mess up precise operations.
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Re: Water Purification Ideas

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
The exact same reason why it is better to use wind power instead of natural gas: it's cleaner. I actually got the idea for my project from how much unused water was being flushed down the sink during distillation. And with reverse osmosis, the waste product is part of the concentrated solvent that can pollute soil, bodies of water,and airways. Also, reverse osmosis only demineralizes water; it doesn't deal with bacteria or chemicals of any kind. It doesn't waste as much as distillation does,...
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
I think that's great idea on conservation of water and also on how the garden is design. because its less tiring as one uses less energy.i think it also has a great impact on the community.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Lucy Muturi (Loise) ·
actually thats a nice idea on water conservation.a question i would like to ask you is for instance in one of the days there comes a time when water is scarce and cannot be available for irrigation wat will be the way forward..??
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Former Member ·
its a nice idea but lets say there is nowhere to get the plastic ,is there an alternative thing to use?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
Desi that was a great job learning how we do our farming and deciding to implement it in your own farm.in the methods of water conservation have you considered the size of the farm? i think different methods works best for different sizes.remember some have negative effects like the dams and other water catchments in the farm may give a good breading area for mosquitoes.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
wow that is cool, I was in that school, during my primary level.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Ketty Kendi (Alumni) ·
Those conservative methods are quite impressive maybe you should share the with the community around this will enable us carry out farming effectively and conserve water in the whole world.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Really cool idea! I bet it works great in Kenya and in places with similar climates , but in a climate such as ours how would we make sure the garden isn't over watered when the wet seasons (fall, winter and spring) come?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Lucy Muturi: actually thats a nice idea on water conservation.a question i would like to ask you is for instance in one of the days there comes a time when water is scarce and cannot be available for irrigation wat will be the way forward..?? In British Columbia, we import a lot of our food from California. However, California is in an extreme drought. As water becomes more scarce there has been some talk about exporting our water to America so they can export food back...
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Rachel Wambui: its a nice idea but lets say there is nowhere to get the plastic ,is there an alternative thing to use? Thanks for the question! I can't think of a better alternative for plastic in this case. Plastic is inexpensive, waterproof and won't break down in the soil. usually, a substance being non biodegradable is bad, but in this case it's what we need for the design to work. Can you think of anything that would be a better alternative?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Sarnaver Mwende: Desi that was a great job learning how we do our farming and deciding to implement it in your own farm.in the methods of water conservation have you considered the size of the farm? i think different methods works best for different sizes.remember some have negative effects like the dams and other water catchments in the farm may give a good breading area for mosquitoes. Thank you! That's a good point! Joseph explained that this design is for smaller...
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Delaney Gilmour: Really cool idea! I bet it works great in Kenya and in places with similar climates , but in a climate such as ours how would we make sure the garden isn't over watered when the wet seasons (fall, winter and spring) come? Great question! That was actually a concern of mine when I started building the garden. Kenya has two rainy seasons, so maybe I should ask Joseph how they handle that problem. Their rainiest month is April, with an average of 195.6mm of...
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Re: ENVIRONMENT

Hmm I love the topic and I think it's a very important one to consider. An interesting thing I heard was that most species of animals are designed to not do actions that would benefit their great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, the rest of their species in 500 years, etc, but only to focus on the future health of their children and (maybe) grandchildren. I think I see signs of this evolutionary trait showing up in humans. When humans litter, I think they are not purposefully trying...
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Re: ENVIRONMENT

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Jessica brought up some interesting points. Keep in mind though that many people in less educated countries are entirely unaware that littering is damaging to their environment. What I mean is, not everyone understands in the same way that we do how bad pollution is to our planet and how serious its effects can be. Many people also tend to irrationally reason that their actions will not have a measurable impact on the world around them. This is perhaps the biggest cause of environmental...
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Re: ENVIRONMENT

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
That is so interesting and i really like your project I would like to see the result of your project .
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Re: ENVIRONMENT

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Environmental destruction has come to be one of the ambiguous problems in this planet,and even if you try your best in your country,still there will be someone else in a remote area struggling to cut trees.this problem has become like wood which can not be treated.but in my idea i think each and every continent should try hand in hand to employ more game rangers in the effort to end this massacre .
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Re: CLOUDS

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Very interesting topic! Clouds are very interesting, it would be cool to include field studies to explore the different types of clouds and how they vary. Good luck!
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Re: CLOUDS

I am really interested in this topic myself, so I'm really excited to see the outcome. I love the information that you have provided, I find it really interesting. I never knew about clouds floating on warm air currents or the fact that clouds are actually very heavy. The questions that are asking are really great and thought provoking. I look forwards to seeing what other discoveries you make, good luck!
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Re: CLOUDS

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Wow!!This us really interesting atopic to work on Newton,thanks for the good information you have given out,am also very happy to know that you are going to use the school library as your place of reference for your research,I love that as a matter of fact the library is fully equipped with all the information that might help you run very well your project,especially in the Geography zone,,Wishing you good luck Newton!!
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Re: CLOUDS

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Hi Newton,who new clouds are that heavy,especially me when some time back i wrote in an exam 'as weightless as clouds'. The good thing about butterfly Effect is that someone out there is touching on thing that never bother or bother us but we can not handle them all.Nice work there.
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Re: CLOUDS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
The water on earth heats up from the sun`s rays.the heat changes the water in top a gas called water vapor.when the water vapor rises the cold air makes the water vapor get coll.as the water vapor changes into tiny water droplet,the droplet stick to tiny water peaces of dust floating through the air.Billions of tiny droplets together form clouds.in each cloud tiny water droplets join together with other water droplets already in the clouds.when these droplet get too heavy they foll from the...
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Re: CLOUDS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Why are clouds white? clouds look white because they reflect light from the sun.my fellow Newton did you know that the sun`s light is real made up of all the colors in the rainbow?its true.when all colors are mixed they give off what`s called white light.
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Re: CLOUDS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Here is the information of why do clouds sometimes look gray?when billions of water droplets from the clouds get very thick,the sun`s light can not shine so the clouds look gray.soon the droplets in the clouds will get too big and fall from the clouds as rain.that`s why we know when clouds are gray it`s going to rain soon.
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Re: CLOUDS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
In my effort to help you my fellow i got to know that fog is a type of cloud.fog is the cloud that is close to the ground.fogs forms when moist air close to the ground is cool.walking through fog is like walking through a cloud.
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I love how you added video examples! Great visual
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Awesome job, Paige Being a music major and in this project, you definitely made key connections to how sounds/music affects our mood and how it sets a tone in the atmosphere.
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Theresa!
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I must have missed this post before, but agriculture and sustainability are fields of interest of mine, so I'd like to give some input. Eating meat is definitely not sustainable when you consider all the water and feed the animals consume. One way we can lessen our environmental impact in general is by eating less meat (especially red meat as it's production emits the most greenhouse grasses). Arguably the most important thing we can do to lessen the amount of water we waste in agriculture...
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Powerful stats. Kind of makes you gasp at the thought of all that water being used. We have to eat so I like how your question leaves the reader to consider all the possible solutions.
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I'm not really sure how we could use less water. If a tomato doesn't get 3.3 gallons like it is suppose to then it might die, and it would all be a waste of the water that we did use. If there is a way to make sure less crops die, so that the water you use isn't wasted. Can't wait to see what else you find. This is very interesting.
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Re: CLOUDS

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Hi Newton! This look like such an interesting project! I don't know if you had already visited this website already. Here is a website that I think will help your project! http://scied.ucar.edu/webweather/clouds/cloud-types This website look pretty reliable. I hope you enjoy!
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Re: The Burn #1.1

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hiya Danica! Yes it's pretty shocking, and if you have seen the latest post Re: #2, there's more shocking information that i've gathered from talking with some specialists and confirmed it through a bit of research! Nice math you have there, it does have a big water use. Ahh, yes when you do stop eating meat, nutrient like such as fish, you'll lose important intake from things like those. Me and my parents, being vegetarian all my life, my research was to see more than just "cuz i chose to"...
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

James Migwi (Thome) ·
Hi Newton?Yeah, i will be eagerly waiting to hear about your project's going .Do your best to make it perfect.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
OK NEWTON... i think the problem of rain solving also depends with the type of surrounding in the prevailing area. The type of vegetation cover and the various human activities that are undertaken in the particular area... The type of crop to be grown in an area is greatly determined by the rainfall availability.. hope you will consider my points ... i wish you well as you continue with the project and i will be following you closely so that i can also learn and appreciate different ...
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
yap this time round am not going to fail you guys.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
In fact our teacher announced to us about the project today and we shall be doing about kales (sukuma wiki) and it requires much water and care my water-pan will help.We shall start sometimes to come when we're settled down with tools and land will be shared among us.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Hi Newton I am holding on for the next research,good luck.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Hey newton, what a nice topic you have.............looking forward for your next research good lack.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Hi Newton, Rain has become a big tragedy in our country.Yet the drought is underlining a grim truth In the present vast difficulties for water management which it is not well mastered.But i have solution to this;like,trapping runoff water to help in water conservation and constructing dams and wells. Good lack.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL.

Hi Newton though it seems to be dry am hoping as time passes that there would be change as in there would be a lot of rain and also increase in the water production.Am in also in your shoes and hoping that all will turn out to be well.
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Re: CONSERVATION OF WATER THROUGH RAIN GARDENS

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
I like your project newton I think not only the Newton in Science was interigent but also you I have never thought of doing such a project but your project always keeps me thinking on how to conserve water. but I think its better if you post some of your information sourses
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Re: CONSERVATION OF WATER THROUGH RAIN GARDENS

Hey Newton, am much great full on your topic knowing that am not the only one that is doing on such a topic. Conserving water is something that we all should be doing, as you have prefferd the use of rain gardens i will suggest you try the roof tops,Basically it catches rainwater and store it in underground or above ground tanks for later use. It can be a good method if only we make use of our knowledge to conserve rainwater during rainy seasons and store it to avoid the dry spells.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
As i said you might have been related with the legend Isaac newton you always come up with ideas that makes me to nickname you geneous baby ,i look up to your next project.and i think you can also take some photos of the simple garden pump i wish you all the best as you proceed to the science competition.
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Re: HOW TO SOLVE A WATER PROBLEM IN MY SCHOOL

Hi Newton, I really like your idea about making a water pump in your school. I am quite impressed that you went further and found an actual way to make a water pump. This is a definitely something important as you can be sure that your suggestion will work and makes your research a lot more convincing overall. I also like how you are trying to use mostly recycled equipment for your project which is both cost effective and environmentally friendly. Overall, this is a great project! The next...
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