Volcanoes of the American West: Recording and Representing Data

Unit 17: Volcanoes (Data Collection, Graphs, Addition & Subtraction)
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT record data compiled from the past 3 days and create a graph to represent the approximate time that continental, lower 48 volcanoes last erupted. They will then pick 5 of the most recently active volcanoes and use Google Earth to map the distance between those volcanoes and the closest town/city.

Big Idea: The advent of the internet has given us phenomenal access to real-world data that we can use to make practicing basic operations more relevant and interesting for students.

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Math, Numbers and Operations, technology integration, first week of school 4th grade, first week of school 5th grade
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