## AP/IB/Honors Environmental Science Activity Browse

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# Subject: Environmental Science

- 11 matches General/Other
- Air Quality 1 match
- Energy 11 matches sources, supply, reserves, uses
- Mineral Resources 1 match includes precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals, aggregate
- Forest Resources 1 match
- Soils and Agriculture 5 matches
- Land Use and Planning 1 match planning, zoning, sprawl issues, urban heat island
- Sustainability 8 matches
- Global Change and Climate 11 matches
- Ecosystems 8 matches
- Policy 5 matches

# Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

- 23 matches General/Other
- Introductory Level 4 matches

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- 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop 19 matches
- Activities 4 matches

## SISL

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Using Art to Teach Environmental Responsibility part of SISL:Activities

How should I shower? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

In this activity, students will investigate the questions: What are the benefits/costs of 3 varieties of shower head types: standard, low flow, massage spray? Which would be best for a homeowner? For the university dorms?

Observing different scenarios of climate change using climate challenge web game part of SISL:Activities

Use the web game Climate Challenge by the British Broadcasting Corporation to observe how decision by government can contribute to climate change. By seeing the consequence of government inaction in an interactive web experience, students will be more engaged citizens and voters. To show students that we live in a world with finite resources.

Choosing Between Home Appliances: Benefits to the Planet and Your Wallet part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Students research various options for new appliances and make purchasing decisions based not merely on purchase price, but also on energy efficiency, which has implications for the planet AND for longer-term personal finances. Students calculate the "payback period" for the more energy efficient appliance and calculate long-term savings.

Replacing Household Appliances: Refrigerator part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

In this problem, students compare the energy use of their existing refrigerator with a new refrigerator.

Energy Cost of Engine Idling part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

This is an open-ended but elementary modeling exercise about idling energy behaviors and impacts.

Bakken Oil From Shale, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Global Oil Economics part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Students work with oil production data to assess the environmental impact, and economic controls, of oil production and consumption.

Solar panel statistical tests part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

In this activity, students will determine whether there is a statistically significant difference in the number of watts of power produced on individual solar panels at Bryn Mawr College.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Student teams investigate Arctic Sea Ice by analyzing actual data and making predictions. A worthwhile extension is to predict the first year that the Arctic Ocean will be ice free.

How Big is Your Breakfast Footprint? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Calculation of a carbon footprint resulting from common breakfast choices illustrates the importance of contextualization.

The Costs of Your Commute: Your Money, Your Time, and the Earth part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

This activity has students investigate their own cost, CO2 output, and time for commuting. They then compare their commute to an environmentally conscious alternative by using comparable metrics.

Should I Unplug? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

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Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

The activity allows for learning about salt marshes ecosystem and practicing of basic math in estimations.

Fitting and Estimating Rates of Change in the Functions Underlying Earth's Bio-Development Over Time part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

What is happening in our world? How has the temperature changed? Have oxygen and carbon dioxide levels changed? How does this effect biodiversity? In this lab, we will investigate the changes in these four variables over various time periods to see how they relate.

Who Goes There? Estimating Ocean Populations in Chincoteague Bay part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

In this activity students use data to: rank species on the food chain, compute energy flow ratios and estimate fish populations in the Chincoteague Bay. Students also discuss the impact of the ecosystem and humans on this population, with an extension activity calculating the biodiversity of the system.

A Monarchy Deposed: The Demise of the Monarch Butterfly part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Monarch butterflies (scientific name: Danaus plexippus) migrate annually to forests in central Mexico from Canada and California. Those surviving the 1200 - 2800 mile migration overwinter in Mexico. In this activity, students will learn about the conservation biology of monarch butterflies, threats to their survival, the implications of their potential extinction, and ways to protect the species.

Economics of installing Solar PV panels: is it worth it to the individual? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

We show that it is economical for an individual to install solar photovoltaic panels in Denver, Colorado; and this is a sustainable strategy for society at large.

What's for Dinner? Analyzing Historical Data about the American Diet part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

In this activity, students research the historical food consumption data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to observe trends, develop regressions, predict future behavior, and discuss broader impacts.

Learning Sustainability with Sim City part of SISL:Activities

Sim City is a computer game that has the player design a city. They become the mayor. While designing the city from ground, they can choose sustainaiblity energy options such as wind farms, geothermal, and solar. The game includes greening options and pollution factors. Teachers in a variety of disciplines can utilize this to bring their core course concepts to life.

Modeling: (1) Revenue Neutral Carbon Taxes; (2) Accelerated atmospheric C02 concentrations part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Design a revenue neutral carbon tax and a plan for implementation; together with a model for what happens if we do not institute such a tax-system.