This Activity is from my Earth Day Unit
Earth Day Math for grades 6-12: Conversions, Graphs, and more!
Included in this activity:
1. Hurricanes Activity: Background Information
2. Hurricanes Background Information: Katrina
3. Hurricanes Activity Worksheet
4. Answer Key
Grade Level and Subject: 6-12 Math class
Length: 30 - 45 minutes
Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to:
Organize data in a table
Create a bar graph
Interpret information from tables and graphs
Make conclusions based on the evidence provided
Suggested Lesson Implementation:
1. Distribute the Hurricanes Activity: Background Information worksheet and the Hurricanes Activity Worksheet. Have students form groups of 3 to 4 students. Answer Key is included.
2. Part of the assignment is that the students research information on Hurricane Katrina. If you have a class set of computers, perhaps you’d like the students to go on the computers and research the information themselves (I’ve found they prefer this rather than just handing them the information). If you have an open policy on technology, meaning your students have smartphones, ipads, tablets, or other devices that they can access the internet, then you can also have them gather the information this way. I’ve provided you with the information on Hurricane Katrina in case you don’t have internet access and would just like to give it to your students. Another suggestion is to have them finish this part of the activity at home where they can access the internet
3. Go over the answers to the Hurricanes Activity by going around to each group.
Also from my Earth Day Unit:
Double Bar Graph, Averages, and Data Analysis: Average Rainfall Activity
Scientific Notation and Conversions Climate Change Activity