The class forms a "Presidential Task Force" for a week, empowered by the president to find answers and make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. Task force members conduct daily debriefings with their research team and prepare a report and presentation of their findings for the president, using an actual policy document as a guide. Although this activity is geared towards fifth-grade and older students and Internet research capabilities are required, some portions may be appropriate for younger students.
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In this lesson, students generate "getting to know you" questions, which lead to both numerical and categorical data. Students collect data from classmates, organize the data, and answer questions about it. Questions may include: How many siblings do you have? Do you like ice cream.
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