Port of Seattle Units / Middle and High School
What Goes Up…Must Get Green (Math)
How can we design a more Earth-friendly 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 traffic/mobility. Students consider several factors as they make calculations to determine how to design a sustainable airline.
Key content: mathematics, environmental sustainability, air and noise pollution, design thinking
Unit length: 3-4 Weeks
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