Fifth Graders Team Up With AP Biology Students to Test Water Filters Built in Fifth Grade STEAM Class

RPS fifth graders and Upper School AP biology students teamed up this week to test the filters the fifth graders built in their STEAM class with Mrs. Miller. The 5th graders' goal was to purify water taken from the Delaware and Raritan Canal, and the AP biology students showed them how to use the microbiology techniques they had learned to assess the effectiveness of their filters. The fifth graders gave presentations about their projects to the Upper School students, who gave them feedback and chatted with them about life in the Upper School–an inspiring representation of the kind of cross-divisional collaboration that is only possible on a Pre-K through 12th-grade campus!