Reflection: High Quality Task STEM Lab: Day 2: Soil -Communicate & Evaluate - Section 2: Evaluate

According to the Common Core State Standards for measurement, Kindergarten students should be exposed to classifying and counting objects in categories (K.MD.B.3) as a precursor to graphing in later grades. In first grade, the CCSS calls for "CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another." This is a lot more detailed than the Kindergarten objective!!! In my county, we actually do not assess the math graphing standard until the fourth nine weeks, but obviously I want to introduce my students to graphing much sooner than that! This lesson is one example of a way to integrate math and science, as well as a way to help my students become familiar with that particular standard before I formally teach and assess it later in the year.

Teaching Graphing Quantitative Data

STEM Lab: Day 2: Soil -Communicate & Evaluate

Unit 8: Soil and Water
Lesson 8 of 8

Big Idea: We conducted the tests - What did we learn? What can we share?

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Science, soil (Geology), soil chemistry, Plantae, First Grade, 1.E.2.1 Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils, and water that make them useful in different ways. , soil
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Dr. Caroline Courter

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