Lesson Plan

Miniature Gulf Coast Project

Scholars show what they know about data collection and analysis with an activity that examines a smaller population of Houghton, Texas. Independently or in pairs, learners identify their research question, gather, graph, and analyze data. Class members share their findings with their peers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Open the location to anywhere—this will require additional research
  • Assign the activity after a unit covering data analysis
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth of 13 lessons
  • Instructional time takes 60-90 minutes to complete; the activity portion takes six to eight hours
  • Includes a worksheet for parents or caregivers to fill out that keeps their learner on task
  • Handouts increase accountability 
  • None