It’s Elemental! Sampling from the Periodic Table

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How random is random? Demonstrate the different random sampling methods using a hands-on activity. Pupils use various sampling techniques to choose a random sample of elements from the periodic table. They use the different samples to compare the mean, standard deviation, median, and five-number summary. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the basics of the periodic table with your classes prior to the activity
  • Use a foldable to record definitions and examples of the different types of random sampling methods
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graphing calculators for statistical calculations

  • Includes an activity sheet for learners to follow as they complete the activity
  • Teacher guide give complete lesson information and background knowledge

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