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Students obtain online data from a specific Atlantic ocean drifter bouy. They navigate the site and complete a worksheet regarding the path the bouy has taken. They track the net movement of the drifter bouy over time and discuss how these bouys are used to forecast and predict hurricanes.
Pupils record temperatures at different locations around campus. They examine the results and draw conclusions about how materials and colors affect the amount of heat produced. They also analyze Los Angeles' temperature records over a 100-year span and participate in a human bar graph of the data. This lesson plan is loaded with background information, resource links, and a data collection worksheet for your convenience. It is a terrific lesson for exploring heat and the weather.
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 graph that information. This unit contains six lessons.