School: Centennial High
Area of Science: Environments/ Behavioral and Social Sciences
Interim: Team Number: 15
School Name: Centennial High School
Area of Science: Environmental/ Behavioral and Social Sciences
Project Title: Fraccident Effects
Fracking, or Hydraulic Fracturing, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid - consisting of sand, water, and 600 various chemicals - into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release the natural gas inside. Fracking is very detrimental to the environment, with only about 30-50% of the chemical fracking liquid being recovered. The rest is left in the ground and is not biodegradable.
The goal of this project is to see how extensive the effects of fracking are on the environment and to model how information on fracking effects the population and their views on fracking.
We plan to solve the problem by modeling how education and awareness affects the views of fracking. By including the fraccidents that have occurred, we can model just how much of an impact knowledge has on public opinion.
Progress to Date:
As of now, our team has collected data and facts about fracking and our team is in collaboration with a geologist who has offered to give insight to the workings of fracking and the geology of the areas where fracking takes place. We have started on the model for our project, and have managed to complete the landscape.
We expect the model to illustrate the approval rate of fracking going down with the increase of knowledge and awareness.
Analyssa Martinez, Arianna Martinez, Renata Starostka
Sponsoring Teacher: Melody Hagaman
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