What was your driving question?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
This project started with students researching what other scientists have learned about this topic and exploring what scientists know and what they don’t know. To do this, students were challenged to find peer-reviewed scientific research articles that explored any aspect of ice melt/snow removal (environmental impacts, transportation hazards/cost, researched alternatives, etc.). Then students were split into groups based on interest in the various topics of research and tasked with creating a mind-map to show what we learned and where we wanted to go next in terms of our own research question. Students were mostly interested in alternatives and spent most of their time designing experiments to test the effectiveness of various alternatives ranging from vinegar, beet juice, and sodium chloride.