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Predicting Monthly Precipitation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students should log onto, and collect data from, a specific site on the Internet. They average and compare the data using the Excel spreadsheet program, make predictions from their data, and determine the percent error of their predictions.
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Observing Fall Migrants

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students keep a detailed data collection log of the different types of monarch behavior. They track the weather conditions daily and link it to the migration of the monarchs. They summarize their data using either a graph or a computer...
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Eye to Eye

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners practice the concept of posing mathematical questions regarding themselves and their surroundings. In this eye to eye instructional activity, students gather data about eye color from their classmates. Learners organize their...
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Shaquille O'Neal Hand & Foot Span

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
If Shaquille O'Neal wears a size-20 shoe, how big are his hands? Learners will use the average ratios of foot length to hand span to calculate the hand span of Shaq, but first, they have to collect the data! They will measure their peers...
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Non-Newtonian Fluids—How Slow Can You Go?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children enjoy playing with silly putty, but it provides more than just fun. Young scientists make their own silly putty using different recipes. After a bit of fun, they test and graph the viscosity of each.
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How Long Can You Go?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the usefulness of a line of best fit by collecting and graphing data, using a graphing calculator to determine the line of best fit, and making a variety of predictions. They watch a video, then design a...
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The Ups and Downs of Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Life has its ups and downs ... especially if you're an animal! Biology scholars engage in a population study through an inquiry-based lesson. Pupils work together to explore the factors that affect deer populations, then examine the...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most scholars associate density with floating, but how do scientists determine the exact density of an unknown liquid? The third lesson plan in a seven-part series challenges scholars to find the mass and volume of two unknown liquids....
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How Many Letters Are In Your Name?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover how to make a graph that represents the number of letters in their names. In this early childhood math lesson plan, students collect data, categorize data, and develop skills to analyze the pieces of data.
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Histograms and Venn Diagrams

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are many different options for graphing data, which can be overwhelming even for experienced mathematcians. This time, the focus is on histograms and Venn diagrams that highlight the frequency of a range of data and overlap of...
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Interpreting Heart Rates During Various Physical Activities

For Teachers 4th
Learners review terminology: pulse, heart rate, target heart rate zone. They work in three groups, and assigned to one of three activity stations. At 5-minute intervals, 4th graders check their pulse and record it on their group card....
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Why is This True?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Are wages based on race? On gender? Class members research wages for workers according to race and gender, create graphs and charts of their data, and compute differences by percentages. They then share their findings with adults and...
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A Research Project and Article For the Natural Inquirer

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Get your class to use the scientific process to solve a scientific problem. They utilize the Natural Inquirer magazine to identify a research question which they write an introduction to and collect data to answer. They use graphs,...
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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars participate in a lab that demonstrate one example of how the human body maintains homeostasis. Students collect data from themselves and observe how their own bodies react to exercise.
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Vacation Values: A Math WebQuest

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a Math Web Quest to research two vacation options for their "families" in order to determine the best mathematical value for their family. They gather data, create two comparison graphs based on that data,...
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Using Dice to Introduce Sampling Distributions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the meaning of a sample proportion using this hands-on activity. Scholars collect data and realize that the larger the sample size the more closely the data resembles a normal distribution. They compare the sample proportion...