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- 6.SP.A.1Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, "How old am I?"Â is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?"Â is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.
- 6.SP.A.2Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
- 6.SP.A.3Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.

Written in Bone: Forensic Anthropology (5 Day Mini-research Project)

6th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Forensics

Big Idea:Anthropology isn't just for learning about ancient civilizations. Learn how forensic anthropologists help solve modern day crimes.

What Does the Data Tell Us? Describing Data

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:Understanding how to interpet data by its shape, spread, and center helps students to understand statistics.

Median, Mode, Range, and the Outlaw called the Outlier

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:Median, Mode, Range, & Outlier... So... What Are They?

Misleading_Leading_Graphs

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea: Through the use of real life data, the students will be looking at a variety of graphs to decide if they are displaying misguided information.

The Absolutes of Mean Absolute Deviation

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:Mean Absolute Deviation: The Absolute Truth

Statistics Jeopardy

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? Students play the Statistics Jeopardy review game.

Median, Mode, and Range

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:What do the median, mode, and range tell us about a set of data? Students review median, mode, and range as well as collect and display their own data using line plots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots.

The Central Dogma (#3 of 6): DNA Telephone Game

High School Biology

Â» Unit:

4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")

Big Idea:The structure of DNA is a double helix. Its shape explains how hereditary information is stored and passed along to offspring.

The Egg in a Flask Mystery (Day 1 of 2)

6th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and the Nature of Science

Big Idea:Get your kids excited to be in science by presenting the egg challenge lesson. Students will develop important NGSS practices by determining how the egg got into the flask!

Sound Devices ~ Planning

1st Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Light and Sound

Big Idea:Looking for sound advice? Help your students build devices that communicate sound over a distance!

Where the Waste Goes

6th Grade Science

Â» Unit:

Enivronmental Science

Big Idea:In this lesson students investigate their own trash consumption and become aware of how the disposal of non-biodegradable waste impacts the environment.

Comparing Mean Absolute Deviation

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:What does the mean absolute deviation tell us? Students use the data they collected in the previous lesson and Microsoft Excel to analyze data sets.

Mean Absolute Deviation

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:What is mean absolute deviation? Students apply their knowledge of mean and absolute value to understand mean absolute deviation. Students collect data about estimating 30 seconds that they will use in the next lesson.

Unit Test

6th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Statistics

Big Idea:What have students learned during this unit? What gaps do students have in their understanding? Students take the Unit 8 test.

Using a Simulation Activity to Explore and Compare Meiosis and Mitosis

High School Biology

Â» Unit:

Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis

Big Idea:Use colored beads to simulate meiosis and compare it to the process of mitosis!

6.SP.A.1

Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, "How old am I?"Â is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?"Â is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.

6.SP.A.2

Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

6.SP.A.3

Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.