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Port Clinton Middle School Lesson in Surface Tension

Ahmyre McCree and Michaela Ferrell test water tension in Port Clinton Middle School Science.

Students in Mr. Jared Rhode’s Fleet 7 Science class at Port Clinton Middle School recently had a lesson in water tension.  During a classroom experiment, students tested how soap affected the surface tension of water.  Students dropped water on a penny and counted the drops to see how many can fit on the surface.  They developed a hypothesis and worked in teams to see how soap affected the tension and then analyzed the results.

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Your vote is your choice

In July, Port Clinton City Council’s meeting format changed requiring citizens to sign in for questions and make statements before meetings begin. It is unclear why council would not want to hear what the people have to say about what they are doing. How can we comment if we haven’t heard what they have said yet?

Is this to stifle public input?

Council President Hartlaub said that’s what other cities do. Councilman Below said that’s what Oak Harbor, Huron, Vermilion, Perrysburg, Clyde and Woodville do.

What else do these cities do?

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