COOL MATH for CLIMATE SOLUTIONS - PBL Curriculum Design Lab
COOL MATH for CLIMATE SOLUTIONS For Teachers and Students Who Love Math December 10, 9:00-12:00 3 STEM Clock Hours via WWU Grades 6-12 Teachers and top math students team up to explore math applications for realistic and locally relevant climate solutions.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
This is a very fun, very practical, Green-STEM curriculum design lab where teachers who love math and top students from the Sustainability Ambassadors Youth Leadership Development Program (who also love math) team up to explore math applications for climate solutions. With a focus on practical, local climate solutions relevant to students in the neighborhoods and cities where they live, we will analyze math applications for local water systems including water supply, wastewater management, and stormwater treatment, green building systems including calculations for embedded carbon, net zero water, and net zero energy buildings, clean energy generation, distribution, and battery storage solutions, and transportation applications including marketplace and policy-driven tipping points, EV charging math, peak demand timing on our electrical grid, bike math, and bus math. FOR EXAMPLE: What is the cost benefit analysis for my school district to secure an all-electric bus fleet? How much do they cost to buy and then to operate compared to our current diesel fleet and what is the return on investment over time? How do we factor in greenhouse gas emission reductions, reduced health risks related to diesel fumes and asthma, and the coming Green-STEM jobs bonanza? Cool stuff. Critical calculations. We love math!