Analyze Data and Draw Conclusions (Lesson 5)
Students will determine how differences between solar cars affected their functionality. Students will make claims based off of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will engage in scientific talk based off of their own observations when constructing and testing solar cars. Students will complete a journaling activity that outlines their processes relating to making conclusions.
Students have performed the investigation and will now analyze their data. They will accomplish this through a journaling activity that requires them to use the data collected from the actual races. The will refer to sentence frames in order to make comparisons between the different types of solar vehicles they have corrected. They will use an understanding of quantitative and qualitative comparisons to make useful claims based off of this data collection.