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Continuous vs. Discrete Data
In this activity, students will learn about data collection and the difference between discrete (snapshots) and continuous and real-time data. They will view a series of snapshots and write their explanation of the event. They then view a continuous video of the event and write what actually happened, and analyze their results.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
Subject:
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Java
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Rutgers University 2003
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-174
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Rutger's COOL Classroom'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory