Build your own miniature "greenhouse" out of a plastic container and plastic wrap, and fill it with different things such as dirt and sand to observe the effect this has on temperature. Monitor the temperature using temperature probes and digitally plot the data on the graphs provided in the activity.


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

    Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

    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.8.F.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.
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