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Let’s explore space! Learners independently read a nonfiction book, Space Stations, which highlights the first space stations and the plans for future space stations. The reading strategy of previewing pictures and captions is the focus for this lesson. After their independent read, the class comes back together to clarify any confusion and discuss provided reading questions. Who doesn’t love learning about space?
Seventh and eighth graders examine how to use tree diagrams and sample spaces in order to make predictions about independent events. They define key vocabulary terms, and examine a tree diagram that illustrates the possibilities of tossing a coin three times. Independently they create their own tree diagram, and design a sample space table.
Students explore language arts by analyzing images of space. In this prepositions instructional activity, students view a slide-show of space related photographs and practice using prepositions to identify their time and location. Students write descriptive sentences about the objects in the photographs.
Understanding probability helps people is many careers: from neurosurgery to stock analysis, car repair to card sharking. And playing fun dice games can teach the principles of probability. Learners determine sample space, examine possibilities, make predictions, assess fair and unfair games, organize the outcome of each game, and figure the probability of each event. To apply to real life, invite a lottery representative to discuss how the probability of various games is determined.