Sunday, April 9, 2017

April ... Celebrate Earth Day

We celebrate Earth Day in April but as this chart says ... we need to make every day earth day!

How might you incorporate this theme in your math class? Here are a few ideas ...

What is the most serious problem facing earth? This problem based webquest could be an interdisciplinary adventure! There are plenty of statistics, graphing, modeling that could be done as students search and develop their presentation.

Collect Cans! By recycling one aluminum can, you’re saving the same amount of energy it takes to light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for three hours or a television for two hours. How would this translate if everyone in your school — students, teachers, administrators and custodians — recycled one can per day for a week? A month? A year?

Light Bulbs and the Cost of the Energy They Use ... published by Yummy Math - always a good source for problems with a meaningful context.  Students explore halogen incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and fluorescent bulbs ... their cost and energy use.

In the meanwhile, share this infographic ... 10 ways to make every day earth day! This infographic was created and shared with me by BMW Manhattan in New York, NY.

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