# DEAF SUCCEED Student Activities

 Pre-Computational Science ASL Activity: ASL Observational science Experimental science  Theoretical science  Computational science ASL Why should I learn computational science?

 Featured Activity! ASL Activity: ASL Looking for a place to start? Try the "Featured Activity". Medications are being found in our rivers and lakes. Will these chemicals affect the plants and animals that live in our waterways? This activity looks at the effect of these medication levels on the fresh water animals; daphnia.

 Biology ASL Activity: ASL The Effect of Medications on Daphnia Simulates the affect of medications found in rivers on daphnia. ASL How Does a Hair Know, How Long to Grow Allows students to determine how eye brows, arm and scalp hair maintain constant but different lengths.

 Physics ASL Activity: ASL Ohm's Law Using a simulated circuit board the students discover Ohm's Law.

Environmental Science

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Will Global Warming Push Trees to Extinction? The EPA estimates that for each 1 degree of global warming the average temperature for an area will move north 100 miles over the next 100 years. What will happen to trees' ranges?

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Surface Water Runoff Modeling Use a spreadsheet model to calculate the storm water runoff from a field or neighborhood.

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Rain Gardens Using a model to calculate the "rain garden" area needed to sequester and absorb the additional storm water runoff created by urban development.

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How to Weigh a Tree and calculate its Carbon Use a ruler, string and model to calculate the weight of a tree outside your window. The model also calculates the CO2 that your tree has sequestered.

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Forest, Mining Carbon from the Air Use a forestry model to discover a forest's role in atmospheric CO2 levels.

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Forest Fire Students use the "Fire!" model to explore forest fires.

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Peppered Moths In England between 1800 and 2000 peppered moths changed from white to black and back to white again. In this activity we will examine how scientists tried to explain why peppered moths changed color.

Mathematics

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Sieve of Eratosthenes Find prime numbers by systematically eliminating multiples from a range of numbers.

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RSA Cryptology Use prime numbers to encrypt and decrypt messages using the RSA method.

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Modular Mathematics Explore and practice modular arithmetic.

Astronomy

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Predicting lunar eclipses Create a spreadsheet to predict lunar eclipses.

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Calculating Orbital Speeds Create a spreadsheet that calculates the fastest and slowest speeds of the moon or any other body that orbits the Earth or sun.

Health and Biosciences

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Flu Devise a sick leave policy for a company in a small town using a model of a flu epidemic.

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Calories What are calories? How many of these calories do you need to live? How many do you need to do the things you do? Are you eating enough to provide you with the calories you need? The answer to these questions are explored in this model. Health related issues such as dieting are also discussed in this model.

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