Got Slope?

This Got Slope? unit also includes:

Go around and around with slope. The class investigates tornadoes by watching videos, building a homemade tornado, and performing research on the Storm Prediction Center website. Groups gather data and create scatter plots for twisters in their areas and compare those to nearby areas. Pupils complete the unit by building a presentation to highlight their data and linear regressions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Take time to explore the NOAA site to find the exact location of the data
  • Determine the percentage of US tornadoes in each state or region by year
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should know how to calculate slope
  • Clearly spells out the assessment strategies for each lesson
  • Includes a link to videos to use as hooks
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