Mathematics/Physics

Collecting Data and Graphing

John Ramsey, Jr. Morton Career Academy
5831 W. Augusta, Apt. 2 431 N. Troy Street
CHICAGO IL 60651 CHICAGO IL 60612
(773) 378-7647 (773) 534-6791

Objectives:

This is a multi-level lesson:

Materials:

2 cm. sq. interlocking cubes, graph sheets, crayons, rulers, and meter sticks.

Strategy:

Performance Assessment:

To check the student's understanding of this experience with measuring arm span versus height, let the students measure each other with the meter stick. Graph another classroom with the same age as your class, to compare data. Draw conclusions can be learned form both experiments.

Conclusions:

The students will be able to become familiar with these two experiments. Also, they will learn to graph using the data they have collected and how to use a meter stick.