Friday, 29 August 2014

Introduction to our blog

Our Project focuses on collecting water samples along the Ulu Pandan Canal and than analysing the samples using a pH meter. The results would indicate the amount of pollutants by showing the difference in pH levels in normal water and the river's water.Depending on the results, we would either ask the neighbourhood to keep up the good work of not polluting the river or sending out poster to raise the awareness to the residents about how their polluting can harm the condition of the canal and make it an undesirable place for wild life and people to walk along.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

2 Articles relating to our Project

Author: PUB

Article Name: ABC waters learning trails-Sungei Ulu Pandan


School of Science and Technology has started using the site as a venue for water quality experiments since 2012 and will continue to do comparative water quality studies. As part of Queensway Secondary School's Check and Patrol programme, the school will be patrolling Sungei Ulu Pandan to monitor the health of the environment around Sungei Ulu Pandan and watch out for littering or vandalism acts and offer feedback

Author: Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources

Article Name: Oral Reply by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan


It is about water catchment. So two thirds of Singapore’s land area today is water catchment and eventually it could go up to 80% or 90%. What that means is that every drop of water on the ground or in the drain has a very high chance -- a 90% chance -- of ending up in the glass of water that you would drink.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

How Clean is the Ulu Pandan River?

Variables to consider

Independent variable

: Point of water collection.

Dependent variable

: pH level of the water.

Constant variable

: Amount of water collected.

Literature Review

-What are the ways to collect the water from the river?

:Take a small container and rope to collect the water.

-How do we go from 1 point to another when collecting water?

:Walking or if it is far then public transport.

-How do we analyse the water samples collected from the river?

:Check the ph level in the school science lab.

-How are we going to raise awareness about dangers of water pollution to the residents living nearby?

:Distributing poster and doing interviews to the nearby residents.

-What conditions must be met for the water to be considered polluted/dirty or clean?

:It must be above or below a certain pH level of 7.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

What is affecting the flash floods in Singapore?

Independent variable : Amount of drains check

Dependent variable : Amount of water

Constant variable : Location

What green plants affect how clean the environment is the most?

Independent variable :  Number of plants

Dependent variable : Cleanliness of environment.

Constant variable : Size of environment

Monday, 30 June 2014

3 Research Questions

-How clean is the Ulu Pandan River?

-What green plants affect how clean the environment is the most?

-What is affecting the flash floods in Singapore?