Learners, using two sets of temperature data, calculate minimum, maximum, range, mode, median and mean statistics. They use addition, division and possibly multiplication in their statistical calculations.
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New Review Climate Change or Climate Variability: Making Sense of U.S. Temperature and Precipitation Data
Is climate change real or fake news? Scholars use provided temperature and precipitation data to identify whether climate is changing. They consider the effect of changing climate on agriculture and the environment.
7th - 12th Science
Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?
Explore thermal energy with this short episode. Jiggling molecules and hand-drawn animation help to explain that just because something has a lot of thermal energy, it doesn't necessarily feel hot to the touch. This is an ideal addition...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science
Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was a Boy?
Middle schoolers compare current weather data to historic data to see if there is a temperature change. In this weather lesson students complete a lab activity and determine average changes in temperature, precipitation and cloud cover.
6th - 8th Science
Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable