Shrinking Our Footprints

How can we use data to reduce our families’ impact on the environment?

Science, Math
Key Content
human impacts on the environment, data analysis, fractions, line plots
A water bottle is recycled in the proper place.

Students use measurement, data, and fraction concepts to develop, implement, and monitor an action plan for reducing their family’s impact on the environment. They calculate the change in resource use and share their conclusions in a blog post, infographic, or letter to the editor.

This project must be implemented across at least a three-week period to allow time for student data collection at home.