Lesson: Manipulating Scale Measurements in Photographs

Author: Paula J Stice

Area: General Science

Grade Level: 6-8

Overview:

Understanding scales and how to use scales is an important concept in science. By having students work with photographs, with an imbedded scale, they can begin to understand how ‘big’ or ‘small’ something actually is based on scientific inquiry.

Standards:

Partial fulfillment of Arizona Math and/or Science Standards

Arizona Science Standards Grade 6-8

1SC-E3 . Organize and present data gathered from their own experiences, using appropriate mathematical analyses and graphical representations

PO 1. Construct a representation of data (e.g., histogram, stem-and-leaf plot, scatter plot, circle graph, flow chart)
PO 2. Interpret patterns in collected data

1SC-E4 . Identify and refine questions from previous investigations

PO 1. Analyze the results of previous investigations

1SC-E4 . Identify and refine questions from previous investigations

 

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