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Measuring real weather provides a nice opportunity for data collection and problem-solving when students work to create a procedure before they gather data. It is also a powerful way to get students to notice the weather. In this lesson, the data collection process is changed from a “cookbook lab” where the teachers tell the students how to collect the data into a collaborative effort to choose how to best perform data collection. This was accomplished by building on students’ own experiences through questioning, journaling, and problem-solving.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_02_42Volume 047Issue 02

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