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    Measurement and Graphing
    By Heather

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    I am planning a plant unit for my second graders. One activity we are going to do is to make Eggshell people.

    Give all the kids an empty egg shell with the top third removed. Have them decorate the eggs to look like a person (test the markers first). Then have them plant grass seed.

    As the grass grows, have students measure the grass and record it in a table of some sort. They can make a line graph showing the progression.

    Then after a certain period of time, make a graph showing the height of the grass for all the eggshell people. They can write about what they notice from the graph (There are five eggshells with hair that is 4-5 inches tall.)

    I am also going to have my class write stories about the people.

    Hope this helps!

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