Mathematics and Climate Change WebQuest
Scientists use mathematics to better understand oceans, the atmosphere and polar ice
caps. We invite you to explore the web to answer the questions to learn about
math and climate:
- How long will summer Arctic sea ice survive?
- Are hurricanes getting more intense?
- How much will sea level rise as ice sheets melt?
- How do humans affect climate change?
- How is global climate monitored?
First, you will learn about climate change and global warming through web
explorations. You will then explore sites with data to see how climate change and global warming
are monitored. Next, you will then learn how humans affect global warming and what you can do to
stop it. Lastly, you will apply your knowledge by solving related math problems. These tasks will require a computer, access to the
web and paper and pencil.
Process Part I: Learn About Climate Change and Global Warming
- What is
- Global Warming:
Early Warning Signs
Information on Climate Change
dioxide and global warming
Emissions from the Generation of Electric Power in the U.S,
- Sea Ice in the Global Climate System
- The Decline of
Arctic Sea Ice
- Hurricanes and
Change and Extinction
Guide to Energy, Emissions and Greenhouse Gases by Bakken.com
Process Part II: How Global
Warming and Climate Change are Monitored
Impact of Global Warming in North America
- The Impact
of Global Warming in Other Regions
- Carbon's New Math
- Global Warming by the Numbers
- Global Warming Math: The Hard Numbers
Emissions by Country
Gases, Climate Change and Energy
Process Part III: How Humans Impact on Global Warming and Climate Change
Your Personal Impact on CO2 Emissions
Your Household's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- TakePart Social Action
Things You Can Do (PDF)
your impact at home
your impact while on the move
100 plus ways to conserve water
A guide to recycling electronics
Tree Removal - A Guide to Becoming a Tree Hugger
Process Part IV: Apply Your Knowledge
- Browse our lesson on Percent
Increase and Decrease.
- Complete the five interactive exercises at the end of this lesson.
- Complete our Worksheet on Math and Climate
(PDF), by math teacher Gisele
- Complete these Math
Conversion Review Problems, by science teacher Frank Virzi.
- Print the answer key for
our worksheet from Process Part IV.
- Check your answers to see if you are correct.
- Check your answers to the problems
by Frank Virzi (at bottom of page).
- List three things you already do in your everyday life to help stop global
- List five new things you could be doing to help stop global warming.
- List three things that are being done at your school to help stop global
- List five new things that could be done at your school to help stop global
Congratulations! You learned about the issues of climate change and global
warming through online explorations. You also learned how climate change and global warming
are monitored. Most importantly, you learned how humans affect global warming, and things you can
do to stop it.
This WebQuest is by Gisele Glosser. You can find me on Google.