Experimenting with STEM: The Barbie Bungee Jump
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
8 
Grade 8 
EE 
Expressions & Equations 
C 
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations 
8c 
Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations. a. Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously. b. Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example, 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6. c. Solve realworld and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair. 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
8 
Grade 8 
SP 
Statistics & Probability 
A 
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data 
1 
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. 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
8 
Grade 8 
SP 
Statistics & Probability 
A 
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data 
2 
Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line. 
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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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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 CoreDeepening Understanding: Linear EquationsGrades 812 / Math / AssessmentMath.A.REI.1 / Math.A.CED.2 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Lesson IdeaTo the Moon!Grade 8 / Engineering / NGSSMath.8.SP.A.4
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Teaching PracticeChallenging Students to Discover PythagorasGrade 8 / Math / PythagorasMath.8.G.B.7
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Conjecturing About FunctionsGrades 68 / Math / ReasoningMath.8.F.B.4 / Math.Practice.MP2 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreApplying Understanding of Ratios to FractionsGrades 68 / Math / ModelingMath.6.RP.A.2 / Math.6.RP.A.3 / Math.7.RP.A.2
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 Lesson Objective
 Apply knowledge of the line of best fit when designing bungee jumps
 Length
 14 min
 Questions to Consider
 How does Mr. Roda differentiate to push each student's learning?
 Why does Mr. Roda have each group start with two rubber bands?
 How does Mr. Roda facilitate successful group work?
Teacher & School Info

Patrick Roda
 School Details
 Number 28 Elementary School Jersey City, NJ
 Population
 997 students
 District Spending
 $21,990
Supporting Materials

Barbie Bungee Concepts and Examples

Bungee Jump Experiment Program Transcript
Bungee Jump Experiment program transcript

Barbie Bungee Lesson Plan
Barbie Bungee Lesson Plan

Barbie Bungee Worksheet
Barbie Bungee group worksheet