Cool Math for Climate Solutions - TRANSPORTATION - PBL Lab
Grades 6-12 Math Teachers 3 STEM CH via WWU Practice problem-based mathematical thinking on sustainable transportation to measurably advance the goals of your city Climate Action Plan as a Living Textbook applied across the curriculum.
Time & Location
Apr 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
This is a very fun, 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 with sustainability professionals (who use math every day) to explore applications for climate solutions. With a focus on local solutions relevant to students in the neighborhoods and cities where they live, our Spring Session of Cool Math, will focus on Transportation. We will use math to break down and build up the most promising solutions for light rail, bike paths, urban planning, walkable neighborhoods, E-Buses, E-Vans, EVs, E-Bikes, charging infrastructure and battery storage systems, peak demand timing on our electrical grid, and the clean energy transformation needed to power everything.
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!