Submitted by Justin Frost on Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
Understanding the natural world is a primary goal of Physical Science. If we can analyze natural problems then we can use the scientific method to create solutions for our natural and social environments. Learning about SES in Idaho has opened my mind to how complex natural resource management is, and how to navigate various stakeholder interests. This new knowledge will help guide students through how Physical Science affects their access to Nature, water and food. Students will learn how floods are prevented, how the TV is irrigated, how trout and salmon are given life through the proper management of our watershed. We can apply forces and motion to the flow of water, use metrics to measure streamflow and precipitation levels and energy to analyze amounts of power generated by these dynamic systems.
How will you integrate your knowledge of SES and/or activities in the classroom?