Students will see how community arrangement is studied by scientists. This lesson will take qualitative prior knowledge of how populous cities are compared to suburban areas and rural areas and bring in quantitative skills. Science will be presented in a way that ties mathematics and data analysis in with social issues such as community.
Students will see how scientists observe and differentiate physical communities of people using mathematic data. Then, students will practice simplified versions of these techniques as they practice scientific principles in a math-based lab.