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Learning to Think Globally

There is a popular bumper sticker slogan which advises us to ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’. But what does it really mean to ‘think globally’? One meaning could be to try to estimate the global consequences of the things you do. Here is one way to go about this.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M3.4.4, S15.4.6, S18.4.3, S8.4.5
Subject Keywords: Thinking globally, Estimating, Significant Figures

Author(s): Steve Frolking and Lynn Rosentrater
PUMAS ID: 04_25_99_1
Date Received: 1999-04-25
Date Revised: 1999-07-08
Date Accepted: 1999-07-12

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