Subject: Science, Math
Grade Level: 3
Standards:  MA STE, Math & ELA (Common Core)

By Sara Donovan

Canton Outventures is a new outdoor adventure company that is moving to the Blue Hills in Canton.  They want to provide various outdoor activities throughout the year, but they need to know the type of weather to expect each season.

Each group is being hired as consultants to :

  • Predict Canton’s weather (temperature, precipitation) during one season.   
  • Show weather data in a scaled bar graph
  • Create a plan to bring people to the top of Blue Hill in each season
  • Provide Canton OutVentures with the information they need to provide fun, smart, evidence-based decisions for the company and for Canton residents.

STE, Math & ELA Standards 

3-ESS2-1. Use graphs and tables of local weather data to describe and predict typical weather during a particular season in an area.

3.3-5-ETS1-1 – Define a simple design problem that reflects a need or a want.  Include criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost that a potential solution must meet.

3.MD.B 3  Represent and interpret data

Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.

Grade 3 Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas 

  1. Report on a topic, text, or solution to a mathematical problem, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace and using appropriate vocabulary. 

Science Practice:  Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Math Practice:  Model with Mathematics