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Science Shorts: Organizing Weather Data

by: Tracy L. Coskie and Kimberly J. Davis

Often in schools, children collect weather data as part of their morning meeting or calendar time. These common primary level activities lend themselves nicely to introducing the importance of organizing data. In this lesson, children and teacher work together to find a structure for recording precipitation, temperature, and other weather information. Older children compare how using different types of graphs changes what is communicated about their weather data.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2009Stock # sc08_046_05_52Volume 046Issue 05

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