The YWSI team projects are designed to challenge students and encourage cooperation and rapport building with peers.
Students examined first-hand the human impacts on biological systems, how humans affect water chemistry (thus impacting biological systems), and the importance of habitat to the systems' survival. Students also measuree the number of organisms, analyzed water chemistry using standard test kits, and evaluated habitats in and around a clean river. They then compared their data to publicly available data, such as research data from the U.S. EPA. Each project required the "scientists" (students) to understand the problem, analyze the data, and visualize the results. Individual projects introduced fundamental computer skills and provided the students with an understanding of a variety of computer applications. During the program, they became familiar with spreadsheet and presentation software and build their own web pages using the HTML language.
Team 1 | The Upper Paint Creek Watershed
Team 2 | Scioto Bokes Watershed
Team 3 | What Are the Problems of the East Fork Little Miami Watershed?
Team 4 | How healthy is the Rocky River Watershed?
Team 5 | The Great Miami Loramie Watershed