Reflection: Real World Applications Brushing Up on Graphing (Day 3 of 3) - Section 4: The Classroom Flow: Making Meaning from Graphs


The data set for this lesson seemed to make a significant difference in the engagement level of my students in comparison to past years working on graphing.  The topic is interesting and accessible and allows for many different predictions and rationales for future data points.  Students are aware the world population numbers impact their quality of life and the future of our planet and discussing them is personally meaningful in ways I had not anticipated.  It was really exciting to see what started as a simple graphing lesson transform into a much broader, student driven discussion about data, predictions, and far-reaching implications in their own lives. 

Please see this brief video my student made addressing this topic.  

  Relevancy, Engagement, and Meaningful Dialogue
  Real World Applications: Relevancy, Engagement, and Meaningful Dialogue
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Brushing Up on Graphing (Day 3 of 3)

Unit 2: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to identify the major parts of a graph and demonstrate high quality graphing skills by creating and analyzing line graphs from population data.

Big Idea: Create and use an interesting, contemporary data set to drive a discussion of the practice and use of graphs in scientific study and discussion!

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Science, Biology / Life Science, Graphing, Life Science/Biology, discussion norms/protocols, bioengineering
  50 minutes
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