University of Minnesota-Duluth
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Environmental Footprint part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this homework/in-class activity, students as homework take a web-based quiz that calculates their personal, the nation's, another developed country's, and an undeveloped country's environmental footprint. They add their results to a page on the class website. In class, the students work in groups to think about how we would determine the class mean footprint, how we would plot on a bar graph the mean, the national, the other countries' and a sustainable footprint, and about several related questions. We finish by looking at other ways the data could be plotted that would show different attributes /meaning.
Introduction to Environmental Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
We will explore Earth's physical and biological systems and human interaction with the environment. This will include coverage of: climate, rocks, soils, ecosystems, human population, land use, energy use and its consequences, environmental policy, air and water pollution, and conservation issues.