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GK12 Yr. 3 6E Lesson Plan Template Author: Date: Amanda White, Patti Misner, Andy Andros 11-19-10 Topic: Data Collection and Analysis Title: Grade Level(s): Using M&M Populations to Analyze Data 6th Lesson Summary: Students will analyze data collected from various M&M populations. Arkansas Science Frameworks SLEs: NS.1.6.2 Apply components of experimental design used to produce empirical evidence: hypothesis replication sample size appropriate use of control use of standardized variables NS.1.6.3 Compare scientific data using mean, median, mode, and range using SI units NS.1.6.4 Construct and interpret scientific data using data tables/charts bar and double bar graphs line graphs stem and leaf plots line graphs NS.1.6.5 Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry NS.1.6.6 Develop and implement strategies for long-term, accurate data collection Main SLE covered in this activity: (copy & paste SLE # and text from ADE website) NS.1.6.3 Compare scientific data using mean, median, mode, and range using SI units NS.1.6.4 Construct and interpret scientific data using data tables/charts bar and double bar graphs line graphs stem and leaf plots Objectives: The learner will: 1) Collect data from Ziploc bags of M&Ms in two colors. 2) Organize the data into data charts 3) Conduct statistics on the data collected by finding the mean, median, and mode 4) Graph the data on a stem and leaf plot and double bar graph Essential Question: How can data be collected, organized and analyzed? BACKGROUND INFORMATION Timeline: 1 class period 45 to 90 minutes Materials: (what and how many of each are needed for individual students or groups of students) per group: 5 Ziploc bags containing 2 colors of M&Ms (labeled 1-5) Sharpie Activity Sheet Teacher Preparation: Assemble materials Sort M&Ms according to colors Count M&Ms and place into separate Ziploc bags Label Ziploc bags 1-5 Make copies of activity sheet Assign groups (no more than 4 students per group) Student Prerequisites: Be familiar with finding the mean, median and mode. Also, be familiar with bar graphs and stem and leaf plots. PROCEDURE Engage: Show a short power point presentation of different ways to conduct research and collect data using an example of how to trap insects. Explore: Each group will count the number of M&Ms in each bag. Then, they will count how many of each color are in the different bags and record their numbers in a data chart. They will then find the mean, median, and mode for each color. They will plot their data on a stem and leaf plot and construct a double bar graph. Explain: Each group will elect a reporter to explain the results of their experiment from their lab sheet. Elaborate: The teacher will ask the students why data collection is vital to research and to come up with new ways to collect data. Extend: The teacher will explain to the students how important data collection and analysis can be and how math is often used in science experiments. Evaluate: The students will be graded according to participation and performance on the activity sheet. CROSS CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS Math: finding the mean, median, and mode and graphing data on stem and leaf plots and double bar graphs. Language Arts: Social Studies: Other: Parental Involvement: Technology Connections: Using the SmartBoard to project a short powerpoint Resources: Internet Notes: Students should wear gloves while handling M&Ms and wash hands before eating them. Credits: (if you modify an existing lesson, be sure to change it at least 10%) This lesson: _X_is original __was adapted from ___________________________’s original lesson.
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