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Weather Gone Wild

Science 8th Grade

poster yourseMathGLE 35. Match a data set or graph to a described situation, and vice versa (D-1-M)GLE 40. Explain factors in a data set that would affect measures of central tendency (e.g., impact of extreme values) and discuss which measure is most appropriate for a given situation (D-2-M) ScienceGLE 29. Explain how technology can expand the senses and contribute to the increase and/or modification of scientific knowledge (SI-M-B3)GLE 30. Describe why all questions cannot be answered with present technologies (SI-M-B3)GLE 23. Explain the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, transpiration, and sublimation as they relate to the water cycle (ESS-M-A10)GLE 25. Explain and give examples of how climatic conditions on Earth are affected by the proximity of lf

Time: 4 weeksStudents will be collecting weather data over a 3 week period. Students will spend 10 minutes each day to collect the daily temperature and rainfall data. At the end of each week, the students will graph the weekly temperatures and the amount of rainfall. The students will also calculate the mean temperature and mean rainfall at the end of each week. During the 4th week of the unit, the students will spend three days analyzing the weather data over the past three weeks. The students will work collaboratively to create graphs that summarize the temperatures and rainfall for the month. The students will also have a choice to present a summary of their findings and their graphs by creating a PowerPoint Presentation or a Photo Story. The students will spend the last 2 days of the unit presenting their findings to the class. poster yourself

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