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Practice time series with tide speed data
Practice reading a time series graph to interpret the change in speed of the tide through a few tidal cycles.
Types of Instruction:
6, 7, 8
Earth's Surface Systems
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
Stability and change
Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Data Activity :
Mini Lesson 5 (PRAC) Tide Speed
Tides and Moon Phases Data - no images (xls)
Tides and Moon Phases Data - with images (xls)
Data Literacy Instructionals:
Graph Choice Chart
Language for describing time series