# Mean, Median Mode and Range (Statistics) Lab Stations Activity

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About this Product

SNAPs Lab Stations require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop students into proficient and competent scientific thinkers.

SNAPs lab activities have five components:

Science Skills Station to develop science skill proficiency

Narrative Station to build science literacy

Assessment Station to evaluate learning and understanding

Problem-Solving Station to foster engineering design

Synthesis/Summary Project to inspire higher-order learning

A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Statistical Analysis Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives

1. Calculate mean, median, mode and range.

2. Statistically describe and analyze data using mean, median, mode and range.

3. Determine relative probability of a future measurement using mean, median, mode and range.

4. Determine the accuracy and precision of measurements through analysis of mean, median mode and range.

5. Explain how mean, median and mode describe the central tendency of data whereas range describes the spread of data.

6. Create a model (a histogram) to help statistically analyze data.

Science Skills Station

Students will be presented with data at this station and will calculate the mean, median, mode and range for each data set. Students will use the calculations to describe and analyze the data. Students will determine the relative probability of future calculations or measurements or consider the accuracy and precision of the measurements.

Narrative Station

Students will watch a video about how mean, median and mode are important to describing the central tendency of data. Then students will watch a video about how range is important to describing the spread or dispersion of data.

Assessment Station

At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to mean, median, mode and range. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station

Students will create a histogram at this station to model and better statistically analyze data. Students will be presented with a set of data. They will categorize the data and then create a histogram to visually represent the data.

Synthesis/Summary Project

Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Refer to the SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide for directions and suggestions on how to conduct the project.

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

The concepts and skills addressed in this product align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. This product addresses themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at http://www.nextgenscience.org/get-to-know.

This download includes:

• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection

• Directions and questions for each lab station

• Student recording sheets

• Teacher Key

Additional Materials Required:

2-3 Computers or tablets

3 Calculators

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