Mathematics Awareness Month: Mathematics of Sustainability
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Clark County Teacher Training
October 16, 2013
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This event is for schools that have not previously certified.
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Third Annual Clark County Student Summit
October 17, 2013
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
This event is for schools that have previously certified.
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Bertschi School: We were just awarded level 3 status! - May 15, 2013
Green Lake Elementary: We were just awarded level 1 status! - May 14, 2013
Prairie High School: We were just awarded level 1 status! - May 14, 2013
Chinook Elementary: We just joined the program! - May 9, 2013
EALR 1 Systems: Is a way of thinking that makes it possible to analyze and understand complex phenomena.
Grades 4 – 5: Complex Systems: Analyze a system in terms of subsystems and larger, more inclusive systems.
Grades 2 - 3: Role of Each Part in a System: See how parts of objects, plants, and animals are connected and work together.
Grades K – 1: Part-Whole Relationships: Identify parts of living and non-living systems.
EARL 2 Inquiry: Is a process of asking and answering questions about the world that forms the bedrock of science.
Grades 9 – 12: Conducting Analysis & Thinking Logically: Analyze and think logically about evidence to deepen conceptual understanding of natural phenomena.
Grades 6 – 8: Questioning & Investigating: Revise a question so that it can be investigated scientifically, and work effectively as a member of an investigative team.
Grades 4 – 5: Planning Investigations: Plan different kinds of investigations, including field studies, systematic observations, models, and controlled experiments.
Grades 2 - 3: Conducting Investigations: Carry out investigations by using instruments, observing, recording, and drawing conclusions.
Grades K – 1: Making Observations: Answer questions by making observations of trying things out.
EARL 3 Application: Is about the interaction between science and technology, and how both can help solve real-world problems.
Grades 9 – 12: Science, Technology, & Society: Transfer and apply insights and abilities in science and technology to address local, regional, and global issues.
Grades 6 – 8: Science, Technology, & Problem Solving: Work with other members of a team to apply the full process of technological design and relevant science concepts to solving a problem.
Grades 4 – 5: Different Technologies: Work individually and collaboratively to design and produce a product to solve a problem.
Grades 2 - 3: Solving Problems: Develop a solution to a problem by using a simplified version of the technological design process.
Grades K – 1: Tools & Materials: Use simple tools and materials to solve problems in creative ways.
Energy: Transfer, Transformation, and Conservation involves the conversion of energy from one form to another, transfer from one place to another, and the idea that energy is never created or destroyed. These concepts are useful in explaining phenomena in all science disciplines.
Grades 6 - 8: Interactions of Energy & Matter: Is it possible to transfer energy from one place to another.
Grades 4 – 5: Heat, Light, Sound, & Electricity: Heath, light, sound, and electrical energy can be transferred from place to place.
Grades 2 - 3: Forms of Energy: Energy comes in different forms.
Earth and Space Science
Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes includes the big picture of Earth as an interacting and dynamic system, including weather and climate and the long-term movement or crustal plates that build up mountains, and cause earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanoes.
Grades 9 – 12: Energy in Earth Systems: Energy from the Sun drives our weather system and climate, while energy from Earth’s interior drives the rock cycle and crustal plates.
Grades 6 – 8: Cycles in Earth Systems: Earth is an interacting system of solids, liquids, and gases. Important processes include the water cycle and the rock cycle.
Grades 4 – 5: Formation of Earth Materials: Earth materials are formed by various processes and can be used in different ways.
Grades 2 - 3: Water & Weather: It is possible to see weather patterns change by observing and recording.
Grades K – 1: Properties & Change: Earth materials have various properties. Weather changes for day to day.
Ecosystems are defined as all of the plant and animal populations in a given area. The relationships between plants and animals within an ecosystem, depicted by a food web, make it possible to predict the consequences of environmental changes and provide insights into the sustainable use of natural resources.
Grades 9 – 12: Maintenance and Stability of Populations: A variety of factors can affect the ability of an ecosystem to maintain current population levels.
Grades 6 – 8: Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems: Energy flows through ecosystems from the Sun to producers to consumers to decomposers.
Grades 4 – 5: Food Webs: Changes in ecosystems affect the populations that they can support.
Grades 2 - 3: Changes in Ecosystems: Ecosystems include the living populations and non-living elements of a defined area.
Grades K – 1: Habitats: Habitats are places that meet the daily needs of plants and animals.