This lesson was designed to assist teachers who have limited time for science instruction. The entire lesson plan includes two activities. The first activity involves students collecting data over the course of an entire school year. That data will then be utilized in the second culminating activity.
By participating in this activity, your students will have the opportunity to reflect, explore, collect and analyze data, and then discuss their observations of the data. In addition to printouts, each activity in the NGSS in 30 minutes or less series will provide you with one or more essential questions, the related NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea and Science & Engineering practice, lesson objectives, discussion questions, and activity extension suggestions.