Design It Clean
In this project students objectives was to design a water-filter to remove contaminants in their given location. My group, The Canadian Cleaners, area was Nova Scotia, Canada. The contaminate was Blue-Green algae. Look at the details of this project above.
Snow Science Project
1. In what ways was Snow Science relevant to your life?
Snow science is relative to my life because one of my favorite hobbies is to ski back-country and acquiring the snow-science knowledge will help me stay safe in avalanche terrain. One skill I can utilize in back-country skiing is being able to look at a slope,
2. What do you now understand about the role snow and water play in the American West (be specific)?
I know understand the importance of water throughout the west and with the overall snowfall is getting less and less each year, water will become scarce and the allocated amounts might have to change.
3. What skill did you develop through engaging this material?
A skill that was further developed throughout the span of this project was independent research because a lot of this project, overall, for me was independent work.
4. What is one thing that you particularly enjoyed doing/learning, what is one thing you struggled with/did not enjoy?
One thing that I enjoyed doing in the snow-science study was the poster. I enjoyed the poster because I got to choose what the topic was on the poster, avalanche beacons, and that was interesting to me. One part of this project that I didn't enjoy was the notes, every single day.
The poster above depicts how an avalanche beacon works and how you can use them to find people buried. Me and my partner, Skylar Barr, choose to study avalanche beacons instead of the basic, general topics because we wanted to acquire learning beyond what we already covered. The topic of avalanche beacons fits in perfectly with the overall snow science study because we learned how to analyze different snow, snow packs, avalanche warning signs and much more but we never covered what to do in case of an avalanche. Yet me and my partner were inspired to learn so.
Helmets work in various ways but the two main ways that helmets work is to either absorb the impact of the incoming crash or to redirect the energy created with the crash. Yet some people dont know that helmets also increase the time of impact from 2 millisecond to 8 millisecons, this may not seem like much yet by increasing the time of the impact you are greatly decreasing the amount of stress on your head (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ9jRxOp1S0).
Subdural hematoma is a condition that occurs when minescule veins that run between the protective membrane surrounding the brain and the brain itself rupture and create swelling in the skull which puts pressure on the brain. This condition can be fatal if left untreated and it is one of the most common conditions that may occur due to a blow or falling at an angle onto the head while skiing, this can be avoided just by wearing a helmet.
As shown in this “use your head”, logistics are used to all prove one similar point. To wear helmets while skiing. As seen in this visual, they bring up many factors in why to wear a ski helmet while shredding the gnar such as the initial speed of the average skier, how two out of three skiers have had a potential fatal injury while skiing and that head injuries make up more that 10% of all aki related injuries. Yet what they don't tell you is how head injuries can be reduced up to 30% while just wearing a helmet.