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Merrimac Students Study Water Cycle

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A flurry of facts filled the air at Merrimac Elementary School as fourth grade students learned about the aquifer system, precipitation and how Long Island is supplied with safe, clean water during an educational assembly program led by a representative from the Suffolk County Water Authority. 

During the assembly, students learned several interesting facts about the Earth’s composition, states of water and the processes which occur for water to be used in homes across Suffolk County. Additionally, students learned about the three layers of the aquifer system and how harmful pollutants can leach into our drinking water as they observed a groundwater simulator which mirrored this process. 

The engaging educational assembly program served as a timely addition to the fourth grade study of the water cycle.