Let the River Flow
Salmon River east of Riggins (photo taken by Stefanie Brimacomb)
This course is designed with the International Society for Technology in Education NETS standards for students, as well as the Common Core State Science Standards.
Common Core State Science Standards (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), 2010):
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- RST.9-10.7. Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
- RST.9-10.8. Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
- RST.9-10.9. Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.
Course Description and Objectives
Given the USGS database students will select “Idaho” from the map of the U.S. to access the Salmon River tables to view a table displaying long term median flows, gage heights in feet, and discharge in cubic feet per second.
Given the Google Earth database, students will estimate distance and change in elevation from Salmon, Idaho to Whitebird Idaho.
Google Earth. (2011). Retrieved July 13, 2011, from Google Search: http://www.google.com
ISTE. (2010, September 27). ISTE NETS Standards. Retrieved June 18, 2011, from ISTE: www.iste.org/standards.aspx
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). (2010). Common Core State Standards English and Language Arts, Science and Technical Subjects. Retrieved July 11, 2011, from Common Core State Standards Initiative: http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards/science-technical/grades-9-10/
USGS. (n.d.). National map seamless server. Retrieved July 10, 2011, from U.S. Geological Survey: http://seamless.usgs.gov/website/seamless/viewer.htm
Videtich, P. E., & J., C. E. (n.d.). Living with Great Lakes: Lesson Plan on Stream Flow. Retrieved July 10, 2011, from Grand Valley State University: http://faculty.gvsu.edu/videticp/stream_flow_lp.htm
Provides structured learning environment in conjunction with field trips to the Whitebird, Idaho Site.
Course information is easily updated