Reflection: Real World Applications Heating & Cooling Of Earth's Surface (Part 2/2) - Section 1: Graph the Data


Graphing is an important real world application. Graphs can be seen daily in newspapers, articles, and other non-fiction text. Graphs are effective visual tools and help us to see information better. They are a useful way to organize information and will show relationships among variables. Graphs show patterns and communicate information. Students need to learn to make graphs and understand their importance to science.

Here are some helpful tips to  enhance the learning experience when making graphs with your students:

1. Make a model so students can see what a line graph looks like. Your model should show all the components that are necessary to convey the information/data.

2. Identify important information you want to see on your student's graph such as a title, a key, numbers on each axis, and units of measurement.

3. Provide students with supplies needed to make a graph like graph paper, colored pencils, rulers, and a pencil sharpener.


  Graphing Is Important
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Heating & Cooling Of Earth's Surface (Part 2/2)

Unit 6: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Lesson 8 of 12

Objective: SWBAT compare how different materials heat up and cool down at different rates and explain how that has implications for life on Earth.

Big Idea: All the surfaces on Earth absorb some of the Sun's energy and give off heat to the air as they cool - but they do it a different rates. At what rates will different materials heat up and cool down?

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