STEMvironment-Wednesday: Plants and People

STEMvironment-Wednesday: Plants and People

One of the activities our STEMvironmentalists engaged in today was using a square plot equation outdoors to calculate the number of plants necessary to support the oxygen needs of one person. They then imagineered a world without plants, and shared the similarities and differences of what that world would be like. Students came away with an understanding that earth could go on without man, but could not without plants or the birds & bees that pollinate them.

Ask your student:

How much oxygen do humans consume in relation to how much a plant produces?