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Cleaning Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Clean the data!" "I did not know it was dirty." Introduce your class to the process of cleaning data so that it can analyze it. Groups work through a guide that demonstrates the common ways to filter and sort data. Pairs then...
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Discover a Data Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Data is so boring, there's no way to find any patterns in them."  Or is there? Pairs investigate data sets using different data visualization tools to discover a trend that may exist in a data set. Once they find a trend or pattern,...
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Dance Challenge: Calculate and Compare Speed by Measuring a Series of Dance Movements

For Students 6th - 8th
Really neat! Kids choreograph a dance phrase and then measure the distance and speed of the phrase using a timer and a meter stick. They collect the data on a table which they use to determine an average. A series of observation and...
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Creating a Wind Vane

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sometimes it seems meteorologists change their minds as quickly as the wind changes directions! Knowing the direction of wind is important for scientists in helping them determine future forecasts. Student groups build a wind vane,...
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Arthropod Data Collection

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students describe the life cycle of various bugs as well as their predators and feeding habits. The class participates in a discussion of the various methods scientists use to gather data including research and experiment. After...
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Ground-truthing Satellite Imagery with Drifting Buoy Data

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ground-truthing ... is it even a word? The last installment of a five-part series analyzes how scientists collect sea surface temperature data. Scholars use government websites to compare temperature data collected directly from buoys...
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Saving Those Who Save Us: Exploring the Use of Sensors with Data Visualization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sensor technology is amazingly accurate and useful. Combining the sensor technology and mathematical knowledge, scholars design experiments to answer a question they have developed. Questions may focus on light sensing, temperature...
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How Much Data is Enough?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The next time you read a magazine or watch the news, make note of how many graphs you see because they are everywhere! Here, scholars collect, enter, and graph data using computers. The graphs are then analyzed to aid in discussion of...
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When the Snow is as High as an Elephant

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students explore measurements.  In this geometry lesson, students investigate the relationship between area, volume and weight.  Students practice unit conversion within the context of a hands-on application.  Students practice using a...
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Snake in the Grass: Capture/Recapture Activity

For Teachers 6th
Learners estimate the total number of species in Ecuador using the capture/recapture method. They collect data about each species and act as members of a science expedition to determine the total number of species by using mathematical...
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When 95% Accurate Isn’t

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the effect of false positives on probability calculation with an activity that asks scholars to collect simulated data generated by a calculator. To finish, participants analyze the probability of certain outcomes which lead...
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How Do We Know?: Make Additional Weather Sensors; Set Up a Home Weather Station

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Viewers learn about three different weather measurement tools in installment five of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They build weather vanes to collect data on wind speed, barometers to determine air pressure, and rain...
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Snappy Stair Sprints

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's go for a run. Small groups determine a way to collect data to determine the time it would take to run a set of stairs. After creating a plan, teams collect data and graph their results, calculating the equation of best fit and...
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Introductory Science Lab Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in an introductory scientific process lesson. In this scientific process lesson, students watch a teacher demonstration of how water bubbles when dropped on a penny. They use a data collection sheet as they count the...
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Weather Collector

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders collect data for a specific purpose. In this weather collection lesson, 4th graders observe local weather conditions for period of time and plan how to chart the data they collect. Students evaluate the data as well as...
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Graphing Assignment Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners create a graph. In this data collection and representation instructional activity, students read Brave as a Mountain Lion and discuss the boy's transformation and bravery. Learners brainstorm people or things that make them feel...
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Hotwheel Races

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct an experiment that is examining an equation that is drawn from collecting data measuring the acceleration and distance traveled by Hot Wheel cars. The equation that is drawn is used to make predictions of future...
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Population Parameter with M-and-M's

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Manufacturers' claims may or may not be accurate, so proceed with caution. Here pupils use statistics to investigate the M&M's company's claim about the percentage of each color of candy in their packaging. Through the activity,...
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Data-gathering Activities Relating to Trees in Their Environment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students gather data relating to trees in their environment. In this biology lesson plan, students determine heights of trees and their ages. A canopy map will indicate optimal growing areas for the tree.
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Numbers Are Everywhere

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders maintain a data collection booklet of information that will be graphed. They explore how numbers are associated withtheir daily lives and a variety of data sets can be graphed. Students participate in mini-lessons and...
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Measurement of Biotic and Abiotic Objects

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students identify biotic and abiotic factors. In this environmental study lesson plan, students conduct a series of experiments to collect and record data and draw conclusions based on the results. 
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Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....
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Digital Smiles

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore metric measurement, recording data, and creating an electronic spreadsheet displaying results with your math class. Scholars will measure the length of their smiles, record the measurements, and represent the results on an...
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Work and Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Assist your class with correctly calculating the values for force, work, and power as they determine the amount various activities require. They gather data and participate in a group discussion to compare results upon conclusion of the...