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Chapter 13

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INTRODUCTION

There are many different ways you can find out what is going on in the world. Now, many people use the Internet to learn about the news of the day.

 

TASK

In a group, you will be making a probability line with impossible at one end and certain at the other. Using a search engine, find several websites that offer news that one or two of you think have the most interesting articles. Find information in two different articles that you can put on your group's probability line.

THE PROCESS

  1. With your group, create a probability line.

  2. Choose a search engine which will help you find news stories on the Internet. You may want to try one or more of these ones:

    Kidsclick

    Yahoolingans

    Google Kids

    Ask Jeeves Kids

    Kids Net

    Type in the search words that you think will help you find the type of sites you are looking for.

  3. Browse through the list of sites to find some sites that you think look useful. Click on the site name. You can always return to your search results later if you don't like what you find.

  4. Once you have found interesting sites, read some articles that you find interesting. Ask yourself, do they have information in them that I could put on my probability line? Remember, you don't want all the group's pieces of information all squished onto one part of your probability line; try and find 2 pieces of information from 2 different articles that you can place on the probability line at different points.  
  5. Copy your two statements onto separate pieces of paper.

  6. Complete the References page. Copy the style in the example at the top of the page.

  7. Place your statement on your probability line.

  8. In your group, talk a bit about the information you put on the probability line. Explain your choices. Let the other students in your group share with you what they think. Don't forget, an event can be likely for one person and less likely for another.

RESOURCES

Websites:

Kidsclick

Yahoolingans

Google Kids

Ask Jeeves Kids

Kids Net

Files:

References

Materials:

pencil or pen

paper for creating your probability line

paper for writing your pieces of information

 

ASSESSMENT

 

TASK CHECKLIST

 

Did you make appropriate choices of information for your probability line?

 

Did you place your information on the probability line appropriately?

 

Was your work organized and easy to understand?

 

Did you use explain your thinking?

 

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