I’m not the kind of person that is outside playing in snow. This project wasn’t relevant to me, but my older brother loves being outside in the snow. It became relevant for me, by telling him about the things to look out for and be aware of. Snow and water both play a huge role in the American West. When we don’t receive moisture from snow or rain we face droughts. Water levels are below average, and when it does rain, possibilities of flash floods occur. Most water we drink and use in our everyday lives comes from snowmelt. Without water we don’t exist. Jobs, families, etc. can be destroyed by the lack of water in the American West. Analyzing graphs and data is making a pattern and creating hypothesis. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving has become easier for me over the years. In the snow science project I used a lot of critical thinking; what to look for for an avalanche, what to expect, and what to do. Collaboration took a huge role in this project. I had to talk to my partner and we both discussed what we took away from the project. Plus creating our video took a lot of work. Effective Communication also took a big role, without communication my project wouldn’t have come together, my partner and I had to communicate together to create voice overs, drawings, our notes, etc. Independent Research and Learning this project was pretty easy for me. I like doing independent projects but I also like having partners. I loved creating videos, and an avalanche terrain. Curiosity and Imagination was used in creating an avalanche terrain, I was curious of where the snow would fall first and my imagination took part when I was creating the video and how it would come together. I enjoyed this project because I was able to make a video which is one of my strong suits. I had fun with my partner creating the short clip and showing all our knowledge. I struggled with the filming part because I didn’t have the correct camera. Some of the writing and drawings in the video didn’t match up and that got frustrating.