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iSTEM
iSTEM: Celebrating Earth Day with sustainability

Amanda Sibley and Terri L. Kurz; Edited by Jorge Garcia 

April 2014, Volume 20, Issue 8, Page 516

Abstract:
Earth Day presents an annual opportunity to discuss sustainability with students. This article describes a six-week unit that integrated sustainability and mathematics at the intermediate elementary school level. Students explored a topic and identified solutions that would support preserving resources for the betterment of our planet. The iSTEM (Integrating Science Technology Engineering in Mathematics) authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields STEM in Kā€“grade 6 classrooms.

Keywords:
Science
STEM
Pre-K-2
Algebra
Grades 3-5
Problem Solving / Problem Posing