Port of Seattle Units / Middle and High School

What Goes Up…Must Get Green (STEM)

How can we design a more sustainable airline?

Students learn about the airline industry’s challenge to grow in a sustainable way. The project centers on Sea-Tac Airport, which is growing tremendously and impacting nearby communities in terms of air and noise pollution and regional mobility. Students consider several factors as they make calculations to determine how to design a more sustainable airline.

Key content: mathematics, environmental sustainability, climate change, design thinking

Unit length: 4 weeks (20 hours)

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