
Chapter 13
EXTRA!
EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
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
 With
your group, create a probability line.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Copy your two statements onto
separate pieces of paper.
 Complete the References
page. Copy the style in the example at the top of the page.
 Place your statement on your
probability line.
 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? 

