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Mapping Data Made Manageable
Students explore how to select unbiased random samples as they choose report data to include on maps. They propose methods for choosing random numbers and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. They consider bias in science.
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Schools generate a lot of trash. This instructional activity 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...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Historical Climate Cycles
What better way to make predictions about future weather and climate patterns than with actual climate data from the past? Young climatologists analyze data from 400,000 to 10,000 years ago to determine if climate has changed over time....
5th - 6th 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