News

Friday School at Sewanee Elementary Week 3

Friday School at Sewanee Elementary Week 3

Amidst the excitement of Scholarship Sewanee Day, senior chemistry major Sara Parks, Ms. Abernathy, Dr. Leo Seballos and Dr. Bethel Seballos left campus briefly to complete the 3rd installment of Friday School at Sewanee Elementary on April 22nd. A group of 15 K-2 students learned about acid rain on Earth Day. They used different household substances, ranging from edibles like vinegar and milk to cleaning products such as laundry detergent and hand sanitizer, to test their relative acidity using special “indicator fish” that they were able to paint patterns onto using the response of a colored indicator. Lastly, the students made a reaction tube that showed the response of an acid-base indicator to their test substances in solution.