This mini-lesson is all about raising awareness of the environmental harm done by idling one's vehicle. A printable sheet is included with information on gas consumption and harmful emissions as a result of vehicle idling.
The associated math project involves:
:: collecting data on vehicles that idle and vehicles turned off outside of the school (authentic data brings the point home)
:: computing daily totals and percentages
:: finding averages and analyzing the data
:: constructing a double bar graph and a circle (pie) graph
Perfect for Earth Day, this lesson is pertinent any day of the year!
Other environmental math products are available in my store: Each product can stand alone. Click on the links below to find just what you're looking for.
In Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Footprints
students calculate their carbon footprints and then determine mean, median, and mode for the class and create histograms.
Surface Area, Best Buy, and Precycling
is a lesson in which students determine which size cereal package has the most efficient packaging and costs the least per unit.
Scientific Notation and Water Conservation
is a mini-lesson on water usage and ways in which water can be conserved, with optional math problems involving use of scientific notation.
The Costs of Bottled Water
encourages the choice of reusable water bottles and cups through education.
In The Benefits of Trees with Coordinate Grid Activity
students learn about the importance of trees in our neighborhoods and use a coordinate grid to place plantings around a house to achieve energy efficiency.
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Check out my free product, Every Day Is Earth Day Matching Game
which teaches and reinforces things that students can do to help the environment.
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