“Lots and lots of dots, in blue water” a seven year old described the drowning victims to her mother. When consecutive hurricanes struck Haiti in 2009, a small village school lost over thirty school children, and the subsequent contamination of its wells produced a serious shortage of drinking water. In hearing of the account, my high school science students suggested: since we do all sorts of science labs, why can’t we learn the same information by developing a way to help them purifier their water? Thus began “dots in blue water”.
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