What is the shape of solar panels?

Grade level: 4th -5th grades

Skills: Identify shapes / Volume

Related environmental issues: Energy 

 

Jacob’s family just installed solar panels at home to generate electricity from solar energy. The figure below shows one of the solar panels they have.

 

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  1. Name the shape of the solar panel.
  2. Write down the number of vertices, sides, and faces of the solar panel.
  3. Find the volume of the solar panel.

 

Answer keys

1.rectangular prism
2. 8 vertices, 12 sides, and 6 faces
3.160 x 80 x 4 = 51,200 (cm3)

 

Factual Environmental Math Problems (2020)

Just published and now available from Amazon  (paperback)

About this book

The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uniformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

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Which had more electric cars, Europe or the United States?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Bar graphs

Related environmental issues: Energy /  Air / Climate Change

 

The number of electric cars on the road has been significantly increasing.  There were over 7 million electric cars running in the world by the end of 2019. The table below shows where and how many electric cars are running in the world in 2019.

 

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  1. Which region had the most electric cars in the world?
  2. Which region had more electric cars, the United States or Europe?
  3. How many electric cars were running in the United States in 2019?

 

 


International Energy Agency, Electric Vehicles on Track


 

Answer keys

1. China
2. Europe
3. 1.5 million cars

 

Factual Environmental Math Problems (2020)

Just published and now available from Amazon  (paperback)

About this book

The objective of Factful Environmental Math Problems is to cultivate our young people’s skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data for understanding our world, while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills.

With the rise of the Internet and new technology, building skills to analyze and evaluate fact-based data becomes increasingly important for our young people to prepare for this rapidly changing world. These skills minimize their chances of being brainwashed by false information and making uniformed decisions and ultimately help develop their critical thinking skills. (Read more)

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Published: March 26, 2020

Price: $6.25