Students examine the factors that affect the accuracy of opinion surveys. They calculate probability and chance using data they have collected. They practice reading tables and graphs as well.
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Public Health Survey: Do This Before Watching the Movie
Before watching the PBS film The Most Dangerous Woman in America about Mary Mallon (aka "Typhoid Pary"), have your class fill out a survey about their opinions on infectious diseases. The second page of the activity provides six...
6th - 10th Health
New Review How Does A Sailboat Actually Work?
How does a sailboat go both with and against the wind? The Vertasium video surveys people on this question. After asking many people to explain the way a sailboat works, finally a sailor answers. This allows for discussion of lift and...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?
It appears everyone has a cell phone, but are they damaging our health? A thought-provoking video addresses this question by pulling together multiple studies from around the world. It explains the methodology and conclusions of each.
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Mystery of Asparagus Pee
Why does asparagus change the smell of urine? The video discusses this from multiple perspectives. It considers the olfactory senses, the sulfur compounds digested, the perception, and other factors that contribute to this concept. It...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable