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Supercomputing Challenge

Operation: "Don't Litter"

Team: 72


Area of Science: Environmental Science

Proposal: Operation “Don’t Litter”

Trash has always been a big problem; you see it along the road and all around you. In our project we are going to figure out which week of the month accumulates more trash. We also want to know whether the season matter in determining how much trash was contributed. We plan to use our school campus for our source of collecting data. At our private school we wanted to know how many pieces of trash on the ground grew rapidly within certain areas. We also wanted to know how the amount of trash varied from the beginning of each week till the end of each week.

We will use two different techniques like taking photographs and using one equation to measure how much trash grows weekly. We will be using the photographs to measure how much trash accumulates in certain areas, which students hang around and walk through. We will calculate the total amount of trash in each area, by averaging the each weeks collected data. We also plan to make a code about how much trash grows and spreads throughout campus. We also want to see how much trash is actually picked up within our students and staff population. From our data and equation we plan to designate the best week of the month to have our campus clean up.

We plan to model our project using a program; StarLogo, which will help us develop a code to represent our campus and students. Within the Code we will have students dropping trash and also students picking up trash. We will use the school population to help develop our code that will best represent our school. This code will help reach our goal of developing the best campus clean up week.

Team Members:

  Raquel Descheenie
  Lane Thomas

Sponsoring Teacher: Mavis Yazzie

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