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Title: Roadkill 2012 (05/16/12)
Description: This project involves problem solving and data analysis. A high number of roadkill indicates a high population of that animal. We have been doing this project for 20 years. Our data can be found at http://ryejrhigh.org/roadkill

Article posted June 8, 2012 at 08:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 304

Article posted June 8, 2012 at 08:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 304



Article posted June 8, 2012 at 07:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 155

Article posted June 8, 2012 at 07:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 155



Article posted June 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 249

Article posted June 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 249



Article posted May 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 105

Article posted May 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 105



Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:39 PM GMT • comment • Reads 218

Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:39 PM GMT • comment • Reads 218



Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:30 PM GMT • comment • Reads 155

Rainy Roadkill

By WJHE



Do you think rain effects roadkill? The answer is yes. My hypothesis was that there would be more roadkill when its raining outside than when it is a nice day. I thought this because slippery roads, seeing things crossing the road, and people rushing home. All of these examples add up to more roadkill.



My hypothesis was correct. There was almost roadkill everyday it was raining. When it was not raining, more than half the time there was no roadkill. The reason why I think there is more roadkill when it is raining than when it is a nice day is because the roads are slippery and a car could easily slide and hit an animal which causes roadkill. Also, if it is raining very hard, sometimes people can't see well out of the wind shield and can't see an animal crossing by. Another reason why I think there is more roadkill when it is raining out is because when people are in a car, and it is raining, people want to get home so they usually go faster which causes a person to hit an animal.



Other variables to consider is windshield wipers on a car. That is a big thing because without windshield wipers, people will not be able to see out of the car, causing the car to hit an animal. Another variable to consider is headlights. Without them people could not see as far, therefore giving them less time

to react before the animal is hit.



Next year and the years ahead are hard to predict because there might be less or more rain. A more interesting variable I would choose is snow. This year we were very lucky and only had a couple days of snow. I am predicting that next year, there will be much more snow. When there is snow, I believe that roadkill decreases because a lot less people are driving cars. Another variable that I would choose is gas prices. I think there will be higher prices on gas next year which will cause less roadkill because many people don't want to wast gas because of the prices, therefor, less people will be on the roads.

Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:30 PM GMT • comment • Reads 155



Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 149

Article posted May 31, 2012 at 01:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 149



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:37 PM GMT • comment • Reads 180



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:37 PM GMT • comment • Reads 180



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 221

Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 221



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 190

Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 190



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 180

Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 180



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 109

Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 109



Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 179

Article posted May 30, 2012 at 01:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 179



Article posted May 29, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 174

Article posted May 29, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 174



Article posted May 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM GMT • comment • Reads 165

Article posted May 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM GMT • comment • Reads 165



Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 191

Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 191



Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 121

Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:08 PM GMT • comment • Reads 121



Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM GMT • comment • Reads 143

Article posted May 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM GMT • comment • Reads 143



Article posted May 23, 2012 at 08:07 PM GMT • comment • Reads 216

Article posted May 23, 2012 at 08:07 PM GMT • comment • Reads 216



Article posted May 23, 2012 at 07:37 PM GMT • comment • Reads 178

Article posted May 23, 2012 at 07:37 PM GMT • comment • Reads 178



Article posted May 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 105

Article posted May 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM GMT • comment • Reads 105



Article posted May 23, 2012 at 01:55 PM GMT • comment • Reads 198

Article posted May 23, 2012 at 01:55 PM GMT • comment • Reads 198



Article posted May 23, 2012 at 01:49 PM GMT • comment • Reads 127

Article posted May 23, 2012 at 01:49 PM GMT • comment • Reads 127



Article posted May 22, 2012 at 04:39 PM GMT • comment • Reads 190

Article posted May 22, 2012 at 04:39 PM GMT • comment • Reads 190



Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 158

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Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 488

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Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 196

Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 196



Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:31 PM GMT • comment • Reads 151

 



Article posted May 22, 2012 at 01:31 PM GMT • comment • Reads 151



Article posted May 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 130

Article posted May 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 130



Article posted May 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 139

Article posted May 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM GMT • comment • Reads 139



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 07:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 232

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 07:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 232



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 208

These are the conclusions of our Roadkill project at school. We recorded the number of roadkill in our town from March to May and made hypotheses about a variable connected to the roadkill.





Article posted May 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 208



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM GMT • comment • Reads 132

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM GMT • comment • Reads 132



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 117

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 117



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM GMT • comment • Reads 141

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM GMT • comment • Reads 141



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 141

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 141



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 117

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 117



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 164

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 01:06 PM GMT • comment • Reads 164



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 140

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 140



Article posted May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 229

Article posted May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM GMT • comment • Reads 229



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