Students from International School of Beijing went with the Niu Lan Shan students to a river called the Wenyu and were greeted by the smell of the mixture of pollutants and the black dots named as fecal coliform particles. The Wenyu River was once a very beautiful lake, then humans that don’t care about the river went and dumped pollutants into the river. There are some black pollutants on the river that look like fecal coliform, a kind of bacteria from feces. The Wenyu River is one of the major waterways in China. There are people living beside the river and people selling on the bridge that crosses over the river.
Students in ISB have visited the Wenyu River in Beijing Shunyi to collect water samples. They have made water collection device from bamboo sticks, tape, strings and a glass bottle. They collaborate with the Niu Lang Shang students to make the water collection device. After the collection, they moved onto the next step.
Students beside the river made a lot of observations including: “This is so stinky,” or even
“What are the black dots in the river?”
When they collected the trash beside the river, they found lots of things. For instance, there were tons of plastic, some paper, a lot of laminated paper and some weird things, like car seat cushions, car mats, whisky and vodka glass bottles, sytrofoam and organic waste, like feces.
After the clean up, students found out that plastic waste causes more than 50% of the waste to rivers combined, and that paper materials came in second. The water samples confirmed the fears of pollution as it showed a high ph, with high turbidity and other pollutants.
Students collected samples to see how bad or how good is beijing’s water. After the test, the students at Isb said “looks like beijing is very bad in water” after the test and “what a nasty place to live in.”
The pollution of the water and the water sample testing in the river shows how bad is the water and how polluted is the water, with the ISB and NLS students making the water collection device and the sight seeing and quotes of the wenyu river, and this is how they did their work finished their work in a orderly way with lots of instructions followed carefully and in order to do the good work the teachers wanted to see in their solution of the river.
“温榆河.” 温榆河位于北京市东北部。自沙河水库至通州区北关拦河闸，是大运河的上游。发源于北京市昌平区军都山麓。. 360百科, Summer 2015. Web. 23 May 2016. <http://baike.so.com/doc/6051480-6264499.html>.