Day 40: Buried in Vocabulary
We are starting the “Designing Studies” section of AP Statistics and it is vocabulary heavy! Rather than read off a list of the words related to experiments, I had a brain storm just before class. Have the students create the list using what they already knew about experiments from their science classes. I handed out sentence strips (a great tool I learned about from my elementary teacher friends) and each group stated a word related to experiments and if it had not been stated, they wrote it on the strip and placed in the sentence strip poster.
They eventually got all of the terms and we were able to talk about which ones are unique to statistics vs science. We then watch a video that introduces observational studies vs experiments and so they were more in tuned because we had already reviewed the terms. I think this will be a keeper activity!!