Lesson Plan

Data Literacy Cube: Global Atmospheric Temperature Anomaly Data

Evaluate global temperature anomalies using real-world data from NASA! Climatologists analyze a data set using a literacy cube and differentiated question sheets. Team members evaluate global temperature anomaly data with basic statistics and identify patterns by answering questions using the literacy cube.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Organize participants into groups to facilitate a collaborative environment
  • Allow participants to create a data table for a customized learning experience
Classroom Considerations
  • Prepare copies of cube and differentiated question sheets for each team
  • Requires a data table, either from the activity or student-created, so plan ahead
Pros
  • Differentiated question sheets allow assessment of all learners
  • Opportunity to evaluate real-world data makes the experience meaningful for scientists
Cons
  • None
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