Nemadji River Data

Attached is a short lesson with data and graphs (for students to compare since the X axis aligns). This is data from the Nemadji River for river flow as well as corresponding rainfall. This will compare baseline data with the flood data from 2012. Includes worksheet to guide students through the analysis. The curriculum download is a PDF including the lesson plan and data set. The supporting file is the student worksheet.

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Great Lakes Literacy Principles:
1. The Great Lakes, bodies of fresh water with many features, are connected to each other and to the world ocean.
4. Water makes Earth habitable; fresh water sustains life on land. :
5. The Great Lakes support a broad diversity of life and ecosystems.


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  • Ariel Johnson says:

    Overall this lesson went really well, and the students loved seeing the videos of the flood of 2012. I didn’t have a chance to have them work on the worksheet in order to analyze data, but they were great about graphing. I taught this lesson for several classes and found that being very explicit about what data goes on which axis as well as showing them examples of line graphs really help. I feel that graph paper instead of the graphs provided would be better. Also, students didn’t realize that they could use the one table twice because it had river flow AND rainfall for the same dates in one table. Altogether they should have four graphs: two for 2015 (river flow and rainfall) and two for 2012 (river flow and rainfall). Having a little review on how to graph and where to put the axis titles/labels would be helpful (explaining the difference between dependent and independent variables could help).