New Moon Magazine
Our project was to figure out how much acid, phosphate, and organic matter there is in soil from three different areas in our town. This would help us understand what kind of farming is best for the different areas.
Since it was winter, collecting the soil samples was hard. We had to crawl on our knees on the surface of the snow because if we walked on it, we would break through. Our hands were freezing from digging through the snow to reach the ground.Once the samples were collected, we took them to a lab to be tested. Then we put all the data in our computer and made graphs of our results.
I really enjoyed testing and interpreting the data. "Interpreting data" means asking what information means, and drawing conclusions about the meaning of our results.
Girls in Science made me believe I could have a career in science. In a lab we visited, we got to see a woman geneticist working on her own experiments. I thought, "That could be me one day."