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Small groups research one of six recycling topics and collect data to develop a model. They then use the model to make predictions and draw inferences about the recycling trends of their materials and present their findings to the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As a class, develop a universal challenge question that  each group can answer
  • Work with the math teacher to be sure the class understands how to make a model from data
Classroom Considerations

  • Each group needs access to the Internet
  • The activity is second of six in a series on recycling

  • The resource provides groups with initial websites to begin their research
  • The activity pages include a rubric for groups to use to evaluate data they collect

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