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Other

Description:

This internet-based project for Grades 6-12 taps into real-time data as the framework for a student investigation of tsunami phenomena. First, students look at historical information on five tsunamis, then interactively explore the science behind tsunamis and wave behavior. Next, students will access and interpret existing data from the highly destructive 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Finally, students take on roles as scientists to develop a global tsunami preparedness plan based on a budget. They must support their ideas with evidence from reliable data and present arguments based upon their studies. Included are detailed project instructions, teacher's guide, reference material, and a student discussion forum. This project is part of the CIESE K-12 Curriculum Program's Real Time Data Projects. See Related Materials for a link to the full index of data projects.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Oscillations and Waves,Grade 6,NSDL,Active Learning,Grade 8,Grade 9,frequency,plate tectonics,wave frequency,General,Transfer of Energy in Waves,Grade 7,Wave Motion,Other Sciences,Grade 10,wave period,Grade 12,Inquiry Learning,cooperative learning,Grade 11,tsunami propagation,data analysis,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,wave speed,ocean wave,Physics,General Public,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508142801788T,experiential learning,Education Practices,High School,amplitude,Education,Geoscience,wave propagation

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6—8 texts and topics.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9—10 texts and topics.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 9—10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Summarize and describe distributions.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reporting the number of observations.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5c: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.A.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given data-generating process, e.g., using simulation.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies

CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-IC.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Evaluate reports based on data.
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