Students begin to understand that graphs are used to persuade. In this lesson, students collect classroom data, make sure all the statements that they hear about the data are true, and then try to convince the cafeteria staff to buy us more goldfish!
Students apply what they know about data analysis to determining which statements are true or false about a graph. Students also begin to understand how graphs are used in the real world by using a graph in a persuasive letter.
Students will work with a variety of partners to continue to learn from each other and see a variety of ways students are recording observations. Students will also learn how to use their science notebooks to answer questions from peers.