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The Garbage Problem

Activity Overview

Students examine data about garbage production and graphically represent data in a scatter plot. From the data students make predictions. They develop an understanding of the environmental impact of trash accumulation and the need for a plan to deal with potential garbage problems.

Key Steps

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    Students will input the garbage data and US population into the lists onto their calculator.

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    Next, students will make a graph of the data using the SciTools App and explore trends in the data by answering the questions in the activity