MAPPING A RESEARCH SITE AND COLLECTING AND PRESENTING POPULATION DATA
Sixth graders are to answer research questions based on data they collect.
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Ground-truthing Satellite Imagery with Drifting Buoy Data
Ground-truthing ... is it even a word? The last installment of a five-part series analyzes how scientists collect sea surface temperature data. Scholars use government websites to compare temperature data collected directly from buoys...
6th - 8th Science
Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data
Should the game go on or not? An engaging lesson plan asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a baseball game....
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
From A (Away) to Z (Zero)
Schools generate a lot of trash. This lesson plan has groups collect data about the amount of trash that people generate at school over a period of time. They sort the trash and determine the amounts based upon type. The class determines...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes Activity 2: Graphing/Data Analysis
Prairie potholes are dips in the earth that contain water, which is vital to the survival of many prairie inhabitants, including the Mallard Duck. Middle schoolers analyze data on the disappearance of these potholes in relation to the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using...
6th - 12th Science