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Discovery Education

#### Mood Music!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Grouchy? Sad? Here's a great resource that shows kids how music can be used to lift their spirits. Kids collect and chart data on the effects of music on emotions. After analyzing the results of their experiment, they develop their own...
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Captain Planet Foundation

#### Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...
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Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Bar Graphs

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Mia teaches Sam how to create a bar graph, including forming a title, creating and labeling the axes, choosing a scale, and entering data. After viewing, data analysts can test themselves with seven follow-up questions and review...
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American Statistical Association

#### The Gumball Machine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Chew on an activity for probability. Given information on the number of gumballs in a gumball machine, scholars consider how likely it is to randomly draw a blue gumball and how many of each color they would draw in 10 trials if the...
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Bonneville

#### Solar Powered Water Pumping

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Here's the perfect lesson for those who think the world needs faster pumps. Building on the previous activity, scholars work to make the pumps function faster in transferring water between containers. They try adding an additional solar...
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Bonneville

#### Making Observations and Recording Data for Solar Powered Water Pumping

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Get pumped about an activity with water pumps. The fifth of seven installments in the Understanding Science and Engineering unit has pupils learn how to make observations, record data, and create data displays. Each group measures the...
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US Department of Commerce

#### Immigration Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
People come and people go. Given tabular census data on the annual number of immigrants from four different regions of the world between 2000 and 2010, pupils create double bar graphs and line graphs from the data. They analyze their...
Activity
US Department of Commerce

#### Changes in My State

For Teachers 3rd Standards
So much can change in seven years. Young statisticians choose three types of businesses, such as toy stores and amusement parks, and use census data to determine how the number of those businesses in their state changed between 2010 to...
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US Department of Commerce

#### Featured Activity: Population Change Over Time

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Keep track of a state's population. After a brief discussion on how population data is used for funding, individuals look at population changes over time. Pupils find the population of two states using three different censuses. They then...
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Purdue University

#### Food Waste Solutions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Easy doesn't always mean better. In an era with pre-packaged everything, learners consider the environmental impact of the convenient trend. They critique the packaging of food and how waste impacts cost and then look for solutions.
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Purdue University

#### Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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California Education Partners

#### Colorful Data

For Students 3rd Standards
Scale up your lessons with a performance task. Young data analysts work through an assessment task on scaled bar graphs. They answer questions about a given scaled bar graph on favorite colors, analyze a bar graph to see if it matches...
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Purdue University

#### Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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American Statistical Association

#### Candy Judging

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Determine the class favorite. The statistics lesson plan has pupils collect, display, and analyze data. Pairs rank four kinds of candy based on their individual preferences. Working as an entire class, learners determine a way to display...
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Council for Economic Education

#### A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Single Bar Graphs: Hockey Teams

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Raise the bar for hockey fans. Using data about favorite hockey teams, pupils build a bar graph. They use the information from the graph to make comparisons and solve one- and two-step problems.
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Curriculum Corner

#### Chrysanthemum: Name Graphing

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Let's graph the amount of letters in everyone's name in the class. Give the two-page sheet to class members to collect letter data and then translate their data into a graph.
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Agriculture in the Classroom

#### "Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Teacher's Corner

#### Brandon's Baseball Collection

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Ten questions make up a worksheet that challenges baseball enthusiasts to read a graph then answer questions pertaining to the data's range, mean, median, and mode.
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Cornell University

#### Garden Math

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young scientists must put their math caps on and figure out what fraction of each flower is in a raised flower bed. They must problem solve to simplify the fractions, and then graph the amount of flowers that are in different flower beds.
Activity
Noyce Foundation

#### Through the Grapevine

For Students K - 12th Standards
Teach statistics by analyzing raisins. A thorough activity provides lesson resources for five levels to include all grades. Younger pupils work on counting and estimation, mid-level learners build on their understanding of the measures...
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Noyce Foundation

#### Surrounded and Covered

For Students K - 12th Standards
What effect does changing the perimeter have on the area of a figure? The five problems in the resource explore this question at various grade levels. Elementary problems focus on the perimeter of rectangles and irregular figures with...
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Worksheet Web

#### Using Pictographs

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
If one ice cream cone represents three ice cream scoops, and Bob has four ice cream cones, then how many scoops does Bob have? Learners solve these kind of questions with their new understanding of pictographs.
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Math Worksheets Land

#### Halloween Interpreting Pictograph

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
The best part about Halloween is the candy. Individuals read a pictograph that depicts the amount of candy five children received. Then, they respond to five questions using the picture graph to support their answers.