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Are you interested in the survival of the Florida Manatee? In this activity the student will investigate the effect of power boat registrations and the effect on the mortality of the Florida Manatee. Topics covered in this activity are graphing data, determining if a relationship exists between the variable, calculating a linear equation of best fit, making projections. A spreadsheet software or graphing calculator is suggested for this activity.
There are 7 pages with 6 questions and an optional activity in this lesson. An answer guide is provided. A future investigation and discussion of the Florida Manatee would make an excellent follow up activity
Common core standards include 6EE.C.9 and 7EE.B.4a.