Testing Soil for Science Research

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Over the summer, Science Research senior Scott Buzzolani participated in Hofstra University's Living with the Bay Program. Scott worked alongside his mentor, Dr. Emma Farmer, to collect samples of various grasses along Hempstead Turnpike. He then tested each sample to determine whether or not lead can be taken up by their grass roots, as it is believed that lead could have contaminated the soil around this area from storms and flooding, the paving of roads and gas pollution. The purpose of the experiment was to test whether we should be concerned about the possibility of lead poisoning through our meats. Scott presented his findings at Hofstra University on September 26, and further shared his information with his fellow science research classmates.