Growing Up With A Mission

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New Horizons began its journey to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, it continues its mission. In that time, scholars have surely grown, but how much more will they grow by the time New Horizons reaches its destination? Find out with an activity that guides learners through the measurement and calculation process while reinforcing mean, median, and mode. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Direct pupils to explore the New Horizons website at home or in class when time permits
  • Invite parents and guardians to assist with measuring 
  • Add range to the list of mathematical concepts using the measurement data 
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the fifth in a series of 10 lesson plans that explore our solar system 
  • Learners should be familiar with how to compute mean, median, and mode
  • Schedule time in the computer lab or on mobile learning devices if you plan on having class members search the New Horizon's website at school 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • The worksheet offers a clear definition and example of mean, median, and mode 
  • Directions are labeled with arrows making it easier for pupils to follow
  • The lesson gets class members up and out of their seat 

  • The growth chart poster is not provided; however, one can be made with construction paper and a ruler
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