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Graphing & Analyzing Precipitation Graphs
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Graphing & Analyzing Precipitation Graphs

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Subject Math
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
State-specific

About This Lesson

Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Precipitation Data: What Does It Show?

In this lesson, students use New Jersey precipitation data to create graphs and discuss climate change.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss initial observations about a New Jersey precipitation data chart showing monthly and annual averages.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students explain the relationship of precipitation over time by graphing, finding the line of best fit, and finding the equation of the line.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students choose an independent activity, complete a short reading, and then apply their learning to a discussion about the relationship between precipitation and climate change.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain parameters and intervals used in displaying and graphing data.
  • Students will be able to explore conclusions on the relationship between precipitation and time.
  • Students will be able to find a line of best fit and the equation of that line.
  • Students will be able to explain if their graph is linear or exponential.

This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards.

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Precipitation Data_ What Does It Show_ - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 25, 2023
940.37 KB

Standards

Prove that linear functions grow by equal differences over equal intervals, and that exponential functions grow by equal factors over equal intervals.
Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.

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