Water Park Lesson Plan
Why do you think waterpark have height requirements? Predict the percentage of rides that have requirements. Do you think these rides are popular? Why?
Before You Go
Prepared your students with information about the park and the rides they will be gathering information about.
Students determine the purpose of the restrictions by collecting numerical data and representing the data in graphs.
- Park map
- Poster paper
- Note paper
Review relevant vocabulary and key terms and concepts:
Bar Graph, Circle Graph, Data
- Explain to your students that we will be traveling through a waterpark to collect data about the different rides in order to determine if the park is a good place to bring small children. We want to know the percentage of rides with height requirements and what those height requirements are.
- Place students into 4 groups. Each group will be responsible for collecting data while in the park and then representing the data in graphs.
- Explain that students will record the height requirements for all rides (to be represented in in a circle bar)
- After the trip, model how to chart data in a bar graph and circle graph.
- In groups, students create their graphs on chart paper. Have them share their findings.
- Students answer the following questions:
- What similarities did you notice about the rides with height requirements?
- What is the purpose of height requirements?
- Is the park a good place to take smaller children? Why or Why not?