6.SP.B.5b

Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.

 
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Bloodstain Analysis

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The presence of blood can tell us a great deal about when, where, and how a crime occurred. Students will analyze a series of blood stains to investigate the details of a crime.

 
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Reading a Technical Report

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

21st Century Learning includes the skill of reading reports for information and directions. This lesson gives students their first experience in reading technical reports.

 
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I Can Measure Mass, Not Weight, With A Triple Beam Balance!

6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Now that students have a clear understanding between mass and weight, they can learn how to measure mass using a triple beam balance. By utilizing free online tools students become comfortable reading a balance before using one.

 
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Going to College

6th Grade Math » Unit: The College Project - Working with Decimals
6th Grade Math » Unit: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why is it important to go to college? What advice do older students have for applying to college? Students start to familiarize themselves with applying and attending college. This will serve as a frame for the work they will do throughout the unit.

 
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Appropriate Measure of Central Tendency

6th Grade Math » Unit: Analyzing Data
6th Grade Math » Unit: Analyzing Data
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
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Measures of Central Tendency describe the middle point of a distribution of a data set; however, some measures of central tendency better represent the data than others.

 
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Measurement: Forces

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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Forces happen every time objects interact. Students explore how to measure these invisible pushes and pulls.

 
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Selecting Measures of Center and Variability

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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What are the pros and cons of each measure of center? What are the pros and cons of each measure of variability? Students choose measures of center and variability to represent a data set and justify their choices.

 
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Unit Test

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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What have students learned during this unit? What gaps do students have in their understanding? Students take the Unit 8 test.

 
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Lights, Camera, Action - Student Inquiry Lab Presentations (Part 5 of 6)

High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
High School Biology » Unit: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today is the big day we have all been waiting for . . . Presentation Day! The student presenters will review the steps of the scientific method while honing their presentation skills through use of technology to effectively report their findings.

 
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Day 2: Paper Tower Blueprints

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Designing possible solutions and picking the best one helps students develop analysis skills.

 
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Common Core Math
 
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