Pollution

Skyglow from a city and highway

Light Pollution

Light can be a type of pollution. Learn about the damage it causes to people and living things as well as how you can prevent it.
Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.
Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Grades
10 11 12
Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
Cartoon leaf holding an umbrella over baby plant

What is Acid Rain?

Acid rain is any precipitation that has an unusually low pH. It can be rain, snow, fog, etc. But what is a low pH and why is this a problem?
Platinum crystals

Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converters use noble metals as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. This makes vehicle emissions less harmful.