Data and Graphing

This Data and Graphing lesson plan also includes:

Graphs might be everywhere — billboards, magazines, newspapers, and ads on the Internet — but that doesn't make interpreting them easy. Learners use numerous sources of weather data to construct and analyze graphs, looking for patterns and trends. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to make a graph of simple, given data to assess graphing skills; then determine how much time is needed for this activity
  • Modeling how to make the first graph may be necessary for some learners
  • Place learners in pairs for activity but require individual graphs to be completed
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses data from Weather and Climate lesson (lesson two in this series of four)
  • Includes teacher background 
  • Scripted questions and answers for teachers to use aid in teaching the lesson
  • Set up as 5E model: engage, explain, explore, elaborate, evaluate
  • Lists numerous extensions to help solidify the concepts
  • None
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