This investigation is designed to be completed over the course of several weeks.
Use mathematics to analyze aspects of the greenhouse effect and report your findings.Mathematical Overview and NCTM Standards:
In this Investigation, you will use mathematics to analyze aspects of the greenhouse effect and report your findings. As a scientist commissioned to explore the greenhouse effect, you will conduct two experiments. The first experiment is a control experiment that will be used to compare data with the second experiment, called the greenhouse experiment. Both experiments will involve temperature as a function of distance.
Introduction: Unit Overview
Begin: Beginning the Investigation
Page 2: Comparing Data
Page 3: Working with Integers & Comparing Data
Page 4: Charts and Graphs
Page 5: Working with Formulas
End: Closing the Investigation
Quiz: Greenhouse Investigation Quiz
Copyright © June 2000
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adapted by Susan Boone Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX
GirlTECH '95 Participant, Master Teacher, '96, '97, '99, & 2000
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