To the Moon!
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
8 
Grade 8 
SP 
Statistics & Probability 
A 
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data 
4 
Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a twoway table. Construct and interpret a twoway table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. For example, collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores? 
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Experimenting with STEM: The Barbie Bungee JumpGrades 68 / Math / EngineeringMath.8.EE.C.8c / Math.8.SP.A.1 / Math.8.SP.A.2
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreDeepening Understanding: Linear EquationsGrades 812 / Math / AssessmentMath.A.REI.1 / Math.A.CED.2 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreReviewing Linear Equations in Two VariablesGrades 812 / Math / AssessmentMath.A.REI.1 / Math.A.CED.2 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreLearning from Mistakes: Linear EquationsGrade 812 / Math / EquationsMath.A.REI.1 / Math.Practice.MP2 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreCommon Issues with Linear EquationsGrades 812 / Math / ReasoningMath.A.REI.1 / Math.A.CED.2 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Teaching PracticeChallenging Students to Discover PythagorasGrade 8 / Math / PythagorasMath.8.G.B.7
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreMy Favorite No: Learning From MistakesGrades 68 / Math / WarmUpMath.MP.6
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Teaching PracticeLearning Menus: Giving Options & IndependenceGrades 58 / Math / DifferentiationMath.6.NS.A.1
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Lesson Objective
Engage in an engineering design challenge of hitting a target with a paper rocket
Length
15 min
Questions to Consider
 How do students use science and engineering practices in this lesson?
 How could you make disciplinary core ideas more explicit throughout the lesson?
 How do students use data analysis to inform their decisions?
Next Generation Science Standards
MS_ETS 11, MS_ETS 12, MS_ETS 13, MS_ETS 14
Teacher & School Info

Tom Jenkins

Tonda North
 School Details
 Greenon High School Springfield, OH
 Population
 566 students
 District Spending
 $7,017
Supporting Materials

To the Moon! Transcript

Lesson Plan: To the Moon Unit.PDF

Handout: Rocket Data Sheet.PDF

Handout: Rocket Part Template.PDF

Handout: NASA Rocket Blueprint.PDF

Handout: Design Journal Rubric.PDF

Handout: Rocket Debrief Rubric.PDF