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#### Deep Convective Clouds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars observe clouds. In this deep convective clouds activity, students analyze cloud data recorded over one month and draw conclusions based on results.  Young scholars predict "Thunderstorm Season" and prepare to defend their...
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#### Air Quality

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe air quality and monoxide data. In this air quality lesson, students draw conclusions and manipulate data from a one year period on changes in air quality.
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#### Sending Messages to Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars interpret a message sent to space using a radio telescope and draw inferences from the interpreted message. Working with a partner, they interpret data that scientists believe is a message from aliens. They work on...
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#### CSI Interdisciplinary Projects

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Work across content areas with an engaging project that highlights higher-level thinking, teamwork, and a STEM focus.
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#### Accidents Happen: Seat Belt Laws, Enforcement, and Usage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start with a NOVA video about car crashes, crash test dummy footage, or other video about seat belt use. Or have groups review attached data about seat belt usage (by state) and share their conclusions. Learners then devise a method to...
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#### Application of Matrix Multiplication

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The class explores a real-world application in which the data represents rental prices of beach condos. They problem solve by multiplying matrices to determine the cost of each property in each season. Several scenarios are presented in...
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#### Create a Graph Online

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create...
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#### On the Trail of the Hudson's Migratory Fish

For Students 3rd - 5th
Ever wonder how scientists track fish underwater? Your class can learn how with this informative instructional activity. First, they will read a paragraph about androgynous fish, tagging, and data analysis. Then, your scientists must...
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#### Thermal Expansion of Water: Rise of Sea Level

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using bunsen burners, Erlenmeyer flasks, thermometers, hollow glass tubes, stoppers, and rulers, learners experiment with and measure how water expands when heated. The activity connects the expansion of water when heated to global...
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#### Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

For Students 7th - 10th
In this bar graphs and line graphs worksheet, students examine given data, organize it, and create bar graphs and line graphs from the given information. They interpret graphs and write statements explaining the graph. This one page...
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#### Pike Problems in Lake Davis

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pike fish pose a threat to native trout and catfish in lakes. Would you drain and poison a lake to get rid of the Pike fish? If the lake was drained and poisoned, then refilled and repopulated with trout and catfish, how would you...
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#### Pick A Number

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers find out which month has the most class birthdays (mode) and which birthday represents the middle point of all the birthdays (median). They gather and organize data to find one number that fairly represents the whole...
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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Junior high schoolers learn how to read a water meter, track their family water usage, and discuss the amount in class with other pupils. They will interpret real-world data and graph it. It is ideal for increasing awareness and...
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#### Phytoplankton in the Gulf of Maine

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use satellite data to see the correlation between sea temperature and sunlight in the Gulf of Maine.  In this phytoplankton lesson students use Excel to analyze data.
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#### Creating Climographs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use satellite data to compare precipitation and surface temperatures on different islands.  In this satellite lesson plan students create graphs and explain the differences between weather and climate.
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#### Forest Fires

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play the role of a Ranger with the Department of Forestry.  In this forest fires lesson, students examine data on biomes and images to determine high risk areas for forest fires to develop.
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#### Tables

For Students 1st - 2nd
Can you read this table? Learners begin to comprehend data analysis through examining two simple tables and answering comprehension questions. The first gives characteristics about three animals in yes-or-no format (i.e. "eats insects,"...
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#### The Scientific Method, Blood Typing, and Antibiotic Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the...
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#### Fossil Find

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners investigate the practice of digging for fossils. They participate in a mock dig of fossils using real bones and other artifacts. Then students dig through sand in order to go through the simulation. Learners make observations...
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#### Tables and Graphs

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Help pupils read graphs and tables with these examples and data comprehension questions. First they examine a bar graph to answer five analysis prompts. Note this graph doesn't have a label along the y-axis, so you may want to do this...
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#### Linear Regression and Correlation

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore scatter plots. In this linear regression lesson plan, groups of pupils graph scatter plots and then find the line of best fit. They identify outliers and explain the correlation. Each group summarizes and shares their...
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#### Probability and the U.S. Map

For Students 6th - 7th
Learners solve and complete 20 different problems that include using a U.S. map and data table. First, they calculate the probability that they will select a state that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Then, everyone completes...
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#### Graphing Data

For Students 7th
Seventh graders solve and graph 10 different problems that include various questions related to data on a graph. First, they create bar graphs to display the data given. Then, pupils determine the random sample of a population listing...
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#### Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change

For Teachers 9th - 10th
High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to...