Education Technology

This is for the Birds!

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity enables students to practice various skills such entering lists, comparing data, and utilizing statistical terms on the graphing calculator.

Before the Activity

Students will need to be familiar with statistical terms such as mean, median, mode, and range. They could also create a PowerPoint with the pictures of the various birds on the worksheet, and estimate the weight and wingspan before giving them the actual data.

During the Activity

Have students input the weight in grams in L1 and the wingspan in centimeters in L2 and graph.

After the Activity

Have students answer the question from the worksheet pertaining to the data. Students could also look up 10 other types of birds not listed and create a list and graph using that data and compare to their present data.