Stimulating Understanding of Computational science through Collaboration, Exploration, Experiment, and Discovery for students with Hearing Impairments
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Science is the exploration of questions. When we find answers the science stops unless we can find new questions in our answers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes soil surveys for counties through out the U.S. Some of the surveys are available online at:

If your area isn't online yet you can contact your extension office or public library for a copy. You can use your local survey to evaluate your local runoff issues. In addition to documenting the soils these surveys provide a good overview of the county's climate, agriculture, and the origin of the landscape.

Hydro CAD Storm Modeling System FREE Sampler is a professional model for developers and city planners. Students who have time for extended investigations, Science Fairs, Junior projects etc, may find this model useful. The model is free. You can only use it for 60 minutes before it closes down. You also can only save 5 nodes. A node is a field or drainage pipe or pond. There are several samples available for investigation. There is a fully functional version without these limitations but you need to buy it.  The model is powerful which means that the student will need to spend a fair amount of time learning the meaning of the variables that are required to be set. Learning the system teaches a lot of science and results in the production of a first rate product.

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