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Graph a Volcano

Subject:Mathematics
Grade:6-8, 9-12
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Brief Description
Students create bar graphs showing the relative volume of eruptions listed in a table.

Objectives

Students read information in a table and transfer information from the table to a graph.

Keywords

volcano, table, graph, volume, eruption

Materials Needed

Eruption Summary: Mount St. Helens Eruptions Since May 18, 1980 (use online or print and distribute to students)

Lesson Plan

Provide students with an online or printed version of the Eruption Summary: Mount St. Helens Eruptions Since May 18, 1980. Ask students to create a chronological bar graph showing the volume of each volcano.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the information they include in their bar graphs.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Mathematics:
NM.5-8.2
NM.5-8.3
NM.5-8.4
NM.5-8.8
NM.5-8.10
NM.9-12.4
NM.9-12.6
NM.9-12.10

Originally published 06/26/2000
Last updated 05/26/2009

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