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2007 Pathways and Access to Careers in Technology
Field Team Research Group 5D: KSU Research Team

Our Group Members include: Joseph Harris, Olivia Seale, Harper Tony,
Trevor Wrobleski, J'Juan Sleet, Steven Brown, Sarah Shelton, Ephraim
Ringo, and Tiffany Parham

Our PACT Challenge: To find out why farmer Billy Bob Cabrito's fish
and goats are dying.

The facts we learned about goats: To find out why farmer Billy Bob
Cabrito's fish and goats are dying.

The facts we learned about fish: Overcrowding causes sickness. Check
for pesticides, parasites, and bacteria on a monthly basis to keep your
fish healthy.

We learned about soil and water analysis to solve the challenge. 
To analyze soil we had to: Take a spoon of soil and put it into a cup,
then mix three fourths cups of water with the soil. Then dip the edge
of your pH paper in the water and compare the color to your pH scale.

To analyze water we had to: Take four different cups and fill them
with four different types of water labeled Pond water, Microcosm
water, Sample 1, and Sample 2. Then dip your pH paper into the cup,
and then compare it to the color pH scale. 0-6 is the most acidic, 7
is neutral, and 8-13 are alkalines.

Our soil results: Sample 1 had the most alkaline. Runoff soil, organic
soil, and sample 2 were neutral on the scale.

Our water results: Pond water had the most alkaline and sample
1 and 2 were the most acidic. Microcosm sample was neutral.

Based on these studies and our analysis results our
recommendation to Mr. Billie Bob Cabrito is: Treat the fish for
Gill Fluke by adding chemicals to the water and treat the goats for Streptococus with antibiotics. Stop excessively feeding the female
goats so they will produce twins.


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