Mathematics

Mathematics

Joyce Lee and Debby Peters, 8th grade teachers at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, MI , developed a seven week module which is composed of 5 units on the following topics of Weather vs. Climate, Remote Sensing, Exploring Climate Change Using Math (Linear Regression Lines), Key Indicators, and the Human Impact on Climate.  To view the module, in its entirety, please click HERE.  To view the individual units, within the module, please click on the appropriate unit found below:


Deanna Devore, Kate Fanelli, and Caryn Flowers, teachers at the high school at Beacon Day Treatment Center in River Rouge, MI, developed a year-long interdisciplinary module on the topic of climate change, entitled "A Multidisciplinary Study of Climate Change."  To view the module, please click HERE.   Within this module are five multi-week units:


Jennifer Gorsline - Math teacher, Deena Parks - Science teacher, and John Bayerl - Technology teacher at the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology (DCMST), in Dearborn, MI , collaborated to develop an interdisciplinary, cross-curricular module for their 10th and 11th grades students. Throughout the year, students in Biology and Statistics classes use various ICCARS activities, units and resources to complete an assortment of inquiry-based projects focused on students' scientific exploration of climate change. To view this module, please clck HERE.  The following 5E units are embedded within the module:
  • Climate Change -- Mathematics
  • Climate Change -- Science
  • Climate Change -- Technology

Chad Segrist, Haley Hart, Jennifer Pagel, and Robert Blakely from Southeastern High School of Technology & Law in Detroit, MI , created a 4 week, cross-cutting module, which takes a STEM approach to Climate Change education. To view the module, please click here. Within this model are 3 science units and 4 math units, all which integrate various forms of technology and engineering practices as part of both instruction and student performance indicators.  To view the units, please click on the links below: 


John Rama, mathematics teacher at Southgate Anderson High School in Southgate, MI., has developed a 2-week module on the topic of climate change, remote sensing and the green up phenomena. This module can be used in either an Algebra 1 or Statistics class. To view the module, please click HERE . Within this module is a 1-week unit focused on using scatter plots, correlation, linear regression, and measures of center and variation to study climate change as well as a 1-week unit introducing remote sensing as a vehicle for monitoring plant health and vigor. To view the Globe Earth System Poster Activity, any of the images found in Unit 2, or the Module Assessment click on the appropriate line below:

Three teachers at Thurston High School in Redford, MI , developed three modules designed for use in a variety of classrooms.

  • Algebra 2 -- Charlene Jones developed a 9-day module, composed of one-5E unit, on the topic of Carbon Footprints and Offsets. The target audience is algebra 2 students. Please click HERE to download the unit.
  • Economics -- Scott Bridges developed a two-week module designed to be completed throughout the school year on the topic of economics and the environment. Within this module are a variety of lessons on externalities, social costs and benefits, and the related micro and macroeconomic issues. Please click HERE to download the unit. Please click HERE to download his unit, Climate Change: The (Negative?) Externality.
  • Environmental Science -- Brad Fritz developed a module that will last about 5 days, potentially longer depending on the student project portion. His 5E lessons explore the 4 major greenhouse gases - methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and water vapor. It requires access to a school lab, and some commonly available lab equipment. Please click HERE to download the module, which includes the unit.