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Measuring sea level

What does this gizmo do? We’ve given students a diagram of what the interior of this mechanism contains and asked them to try to decide what its purpose must be. Then we’ve given them the data that was collected from this place and others globally and asked what they can conclude. A little mechanical and mathematical investigation + global awareness. The activity: GlobalSeaLevels.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 8.EE.B.5, 8.F.B.4, HSS.ID.C.7, HSF.IF.B.6, MP8 For members we have an editable Word… 0, 0

Giant iceberg

Ferryland, Newfoundland. JODY MARTIN / REUTERS Over the past Easter weekend this giant iceberg drifted passed Ferryland, Newfoundland. Its hard to tell how large it actually is but it looks huge. Use some of the data that was supplied and your estimation skills to gauge the volume of this iceberg. But wait! 90% of the berg is underwater and doesn’t show in this picture. How huge is this iceberg really? The activity: IcebergAlley.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.5, 6.G.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G.1, 7.G.5, HSG.MG.A.1, MP5… 0, 0

Should I replace my toilets?

…I’m trying to be more savy about wasting our resources. I have really old fashioned toilets and I’m trying to figure out if I should invest in saving water. Can you help me? The activity: PottyTalk.pdf CCSS: 8.F.3, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSF.IF.B.4, HSF.IF.B.6, HSF.IF.C.7, HSF.IF.C.9, HSF.LE.A.2, HSF.LE.B.5 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. PottyTalk.docx HowMuchWaterWeUse.xlsx PottyTalk-solution.pdf Click here to see all of our activities listed in one place…. 0, 0

Methane math

Carbon dioxide and methane are our two most prevalent human-contributed greenhouse gases. This holstein cow is one of many huge contributors to our methane production. Let students calculate percentages of greenhouse gas production from cars, cows, and people. We’ve got flatulence humor, percentage calculations, and global warming education in this activity. cows-global-warming.pdf For members we have a Word doc and solutions. cows-global-warming.doc cows-GHG-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.RP, 7.RP,… 0, 0

Alarming ice cracks on Brunt Ice Sheet in Antarctica

A new, fast-growing ice crack is forcing the Halley VI British research station in Antarctica (shown above) to be moved. Fear of a huge break-off from the ice sheet is alarming not just to the scientists on the station but to all of us. At what rate is this crack growing and how large will this iceberg be when it breaks off? Click below for the activity: The activity: HalleyVI-ice-base.pdf CCSS: 6.G.A, 7.G.A, 7.G.B, HSG/GPE.B.7, HSA/CED.A.2, HSG/SRT.A.1, HSN/Q.A.1 For members we have an… 0, 0

Giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

The crack in Antarctica’s Larson C ice shelf has been growing for years. Has the speed of the rift’s growth stayed about the same? increased? decreased? Do the math and discuss the implications. The activity: ice-sheet-rift.pdf CCSS: MP1, MP2, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.F, HSF For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data, computations, and chart, and solutions. ice-sheet-rift.docx LarsonIceShelfCalving.xlsx ice-sheet-rift-solution.pdf If you’d like a little more iceberg math… 0, 0

Mardi gras – Fat Tuesday

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, will be the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is a last hoorah and is celebrated throughout the world with feasting, partying, and general indulgence. In New Orleans revelers throw and collect purple, green, and gold beads. Students get a chance to examine the monetary and environmental cost of this bead exuberance with our unit pricing and recycling activity. MardiGras.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and… 0, 0

Have you seen more monarch butterflies lately?

In mid-August and early September, the Monarch butterflies begin their annual migration south to more moderate climates to hibernate and overwinter. It is an incredibly long migration and fascinating to observe. But, the populations data on Monarchs has seriously changed and apparently students and conservation groups can help the butterflies to be successful in their journey. In this activity students read charts, do a little research, and make observations about the decline and resurgence… 0, 0

Earth Day, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day There is so much to bring to your classroom to support recycling, conserving resources, studying climate change and protecting our planet. McDonald’s moves toward Antibiotic-free chicken – What will the effects be on costs at the restaurant, costs in the supermarket and the cost and changes required of farm production? Does this seem like a good move? Why? 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, HSG.MG.A.2, HSG.MG.A.3, MP6 Methane Math – Carbon… 0, 2