Activity 2 Student Task
Extension activity: Based
upon the data collected, arrange the planets in size order.
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The job assignments (one data
recorder, two direction assistants, one presenter) in the cooperative groups
should be changed from Activity 1.
The group should select 9 classroom
objects (doors, windows, flag, table top, etc.) to measure.
The group should select 3 items
to use for measurement (i.e. plastic links, large and/or small paper clips,
unit blocks, rulers )
The direction assistants take
turns making the measurements.
The recorder documents the data
as the measurements are being taken.
Using images downloaded from
direction assistants and
recorder continue with measuring and documenting data.
The group discusses the discoveries
they made that are supported by the data collected.
Answer the following question:
Why does the same object
have different measurements in this activity?
The group decides how to present
the data to the class.
The presenter makes the presentation.