Reflection: Modeling Air Pressure - Section 4: Elaborate

 

When I began this lesson, I assumed my students had experience with creating bar and line graphs, as they should be familiar with it from math class at this age level.  However, once we began the process of graphing I quickly realized they had no clue how to begin creating their own line graph.  To remedy this, I modeled step-by-step how to create the graph, soliciting student input along the way.  We started by creating the x and y axis, the range for each axis, plotting the points, labeling the graph- all was done in a class-contributed way. 

  Teaching Graphing Skills
  Modeling: Teaching Graphing Skills
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Air Pressure

Unit 8: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Lesson 9 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify the effects of rising altitude on air pressure.

Big Idea: By creating a line graph, students will make the connection between altitude and air pressure.

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