The Data Dilemma©

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Modeling is an important and integral part of the practice of science. This foam puzzle set is a colorful, engaging tool to encourage scientific collaboration and facilitate discussions about how scientific models evolve.



The Data Dilemma© comes as a 12-puzzle set.  Each set has 6 tangram pieces.

The Data Dilemma© Contents

Find information about the contents of The Data Dilemma© 12-Puzzle Set.

The Data Dilemma© Teacher Notes

The Data Dilemma© activity is designed to model the practice of science in which scientists must incorporate new evidence into a working model of their research topic. Teams of students will use the 5 tangram pieces progressily to build larger triangle models. When new data won't fit the triangular model, your students will need to change their model into a geometric shape with the fewest possible sides.

The Data Dilemma© Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

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12-Puzzle Set
     $24 (DD-12)
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