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Posts tagged ‘math’

Pledging for Change

High school students modify one personal action to help the environment

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Active Students, Passive Solar

A renovated passive solar home in New Zealand serves as a unique backdrop for teaching elementary science and math

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Environmental Project Learning

In this integrated “nature immersion” program, students meet all curriculum outcomes through environmental projects that restore school ground habitats and local ecosystems. From "Teaching Green: The Elementary Years."

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Math in the Schoolyard

A schoolyard is a convenient setting for many math activities and is especially suited to concept application and problem-solving. The objects and phenomena within a natural area can be estimated, counted, and measured, and the data collected can then be charted, tabled, averaged, graphed, and manipulated in many ways. From "Greening School Grounds."

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Hemlock Holmes: Tree Detective

Teach elementary students about trees and their ring patterns by solving environmental science mysteries.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Sustainable Futures: An Interdisciplinary Unit at the Australian Science and Maths School

Students at a specialized senior science and math high school in Australia enjoy an interdisciplinary curriculum, within a new building where more than half of the floor spaces is comprised of open-concept Learning Commons. The authors describe in detail the sustainable gardens project that asks students to consider local conditions in choosing their design and which flora and fauna to include. Includes a rubric which can be applied to similar projects elsewhere.

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Counting the real costs of cars

An activity for high school students and adults
From "Teaching About Climate Change"

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The Mathematics of Trash

Multiplication and graphing exercises for upper elementary students which demonstrate the magnitude of waste produced by modern society.

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The Ocean – Live! Anywhere! Anytime!

Real-time data offer meaningful ways for middle-school students to develop science and math skills

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Map Interpretation and the Language of Maps

A basic introduction to maps in environmental education, and the techniques of how to map a natural area.

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Making Natural Connections

Two lessons help students at all grade levels to draw interdisciplinary connections between social studies and ecology, and to integrate civics, science and mathematics.

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