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 K—grade 6 classrooms.
Amanda Sibley, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a Barrett, The Honors College student at Arizona State University, Polytechnic. She is studying to be an elementary school teacher. She enjoys writing hands-on lessons that integrate mathematics and science.
Terri L. Kurz, email@example.com, teaches mathematics and mathematics methodology in the Teachers College at Arizona State University, Polytechnic in Mesa. She enjoys using tools and technology to guide students.