Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7, 8
Tags:
Bivariate Measurement, Blended Learning, Cite Evidence, Geospacial Data, Outliers, PBL, Persuastive Argument, Problem Based Learning, Scatter Plots
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Audio, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML, Video

Education Standards (8)

Where do we find trash in relationship to recycling centers?

Where do we find trash in relationship to recycling centers?

Overview

Geospatial data analysis is a growing field in science with practical applications in government and industry.   This problem-based learning module guides learners through exploring the relationship between the amount of trash found relative to the location of waste receptacles in their community. Recording the location of identified items of trash/recyclables and placing them on a map allows students to identify if there is a correlation between the amount of trash and the distance away from waste receptacles.  While this module uses trash, almost any item can be tracked and plotted for analysis.  Some other ideas were: locations of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, animal migration, safety devices, various plant species, texting and driving are just a few examples.