Student Resources

Below are some links to helpful resources and videos, stories, and projects that we just think are cool. If you come across anything you’d like us to share, please contact us!

OPPORTUNITIES:

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

When the application period opens up for 2015, student groups should submit their research projects and solutions to compete in this challenge.

National Youth Science Camp

Two students from each state get an all-expense paid trip to West Virginia for this month-long science camp in the summer. Check it out, and then get ready to apply for it in the winter! This year’s deadline was Feb. 15.

RESOURCES:

IDAH2O

SNOTEL Sites

Lake Coeur d’Alene

Twin Lakes Project

Palouse Basin Aquifers

Listen to these podcasts!

Innovative Solutions to Local and Global Water Issues

The Water Fence: 15-year-old boy engineers a new water conservation solution

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2 thoughts on “Student Resources

  1. During our field trip, we learned about water pollution and the impacts on the community. We learned how mining in the Silver Valley is sill affecting migratory birds toady and how the city of Coeur d’ Alene used to dump its sewage water straight back into the river. This trip opened my eyes to many careers in water quality from fish counts done by the Department of Fish and Game to water testing done by scientists from the University of Idaho. This was very different from any other field trips I’ve taken because I never got to kayak, look for macro invertebrates and test water oxygen and pH levels all in one day.

  2. 1) Today we learned about how the different kinds of apples are made. This related a lot to genetics and opened up ideas to how we could cross-pollinate different apples to help them grow in a more effective way for the farmers.
    2) I think that when you are out in the field actually working with these real life problems they are much easier to comprehend and understand, but in science class it is often hard for me to understand and grasp certain concepts.
    3) I think the most interesting thing I learned was how the farmers are able to cross pollinate different kinds of apples with others to make a whole new apple. It was also very interesting that both of the farms we visited are run by old scientists.
    4) For the water summit project I think it would be interesting to make a model of the water law and how that interacts with the farms and orchards in the area.
    5) I have gained a much clearer comprehension of how the water law works and how much water farmers actually need to run their fields. I think that we often take for granted what we have for water and food in our area.

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