Gestation and Longevity

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Is the gestation length of an animal a predictor of the average life expectancy of that animal? Learners analyze similar data for more than 50 different animals. They choose a data display and draw conclusions from their graphs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create collaborative groups to analyze the data; have each create a presentation of their results
  • Consider discussing the task with the science department and creating an interdisciplinary lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the capability to create and analyze a scatter plot
Pros
  • Adaptable to a wide range of statistical analyses 
  • Incorporates a real-life question for examination
Cons
  • None
Common Core