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Interest Level: Grades 3–5 Reading Level: Grade 4 Teaching Super Science Infographics Titles in this series: Energy and Waves through Infographics Forces and Motion through Infographics Life Science through Infographics Natural Disasters through Infographics The Solar System through Infographics Weather and Climate through Infographics Standards Next Generation Science Standards • Asking Questions and Defining Problems (Scientific and Engineering Practices) • Planning and Carrying Out Investigations (Scientific and Engineering Practices) • Analyzing and Interpreting Data (Scientific and Engineering Practices) • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Common Core Reading (Informational Text) • Key Ideas and Details • Craft and Structure • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity Common Core Writing • Research to Build and Present Knowledge Multiple Intelligences Utilized • Verbal-linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist Copyright © 2014 by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. Lerner Digital™ and Lerner eSource™ are trademarks of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. www.lernerbooks.com ISBN 978-1-4677-1568-3
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  • Interest Level: Grades 35

    Reading Level: Grade 4

    Teaching Super Science Infographics

    Titles in this series:Energy and Waves through InfographicsForces and Motion through InfographicsLife Science through InfographicsNatural Disasters through InfographicsThe Solar System through InfographicsWeather and Climate through Infographics

    StandardsNext Generation Science Standards AskingQuestionsandDefiningProblems(Scientificand

    EngineeringPractices) PlanningandCarryingOutInvestigations(Scientificand

    EngineeringPractices) AnalyzingandInterpretingData(Scientificand

    EngineeringPractices) Obtaining,Evaluating,andCommunicatingInformation

    Common Core Reading (Informational Text) KeyIdeasandDetails CraftandStructure IntegrationofKnowledgeandIdeas RangeofReadingandLevelofTextComplexity

    Common Core Writing ResearchtoBuildandPresentKnowledge

    Multiple Intelligences Utilized

    Verbal-linguistic,bodily-kinesthetic,visual-spatial,logical-mathematical,interpersonal,intrapersonal,naturalist

    Copyright 2014 by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. Lerner Digital and Lerner eSource are trademarks of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. www.lernerbooks.com

    ISBN978-1-4677-1568-3

  • 2 TEACHING SUPER SCIENCE INFOGRAPHICS

    PreparePreparetoshowtheinfographicinLookatInfographicsp.6electronically.

    CopyLookatInfographicsp.6foreachstudent.Alternatively,youmightaskstudentstocopythequestionsintotheirnotebookswhenyoushowthediagramelectronically.

    ChooseabookfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsseriestouseasanexample.Eachstudentorsmallgroupshouldhaveacopyofthebook.

    PretestWhataregraphics?Whatarediagrams?Whatareinfographics?

    DiscussInvitestudentstolookthroughtheSuperScienceInfographicsbook.Pointoutthateveryimageinthebookisaninfographic.

    Askstudentstonamesomecharacteristicsofinfographics.Helpstudentsseethatinfographicscontainfactsordata,art,andsomeinsightintothedata.

    Askstudentstonamesomeexamplesofkindsofinfographics.Helpstudentscomeupwithalist,includinggraphs,charts,timelines,flowcharts,maps,anddiagrams.Pointoutthatnoteverygraphicisnecessarilyaninfographic.

    ModelShowLookatInfographicsp.6electronically.ThisdiagramcomesfromForces and Motion through Infographics.

    Pointoutthemajorfeaturesoftheinfographic,suchasthetitle,labels,piechart,captions,and

    artwork.Askstudentstoexplainthepurposeofthisinfographic.Thenaskthemhowtheartworkisconnectedtothepurpose.

    ReadReadtherestoftheSuperScienceInfographicsbook.

    PracticeInvitestudentstofinddifferentinfographicsinthebook.

    StudentswillrecordwheretheyfoundeachinfographicandthenanswerthequestionsinLookatInfographicsp.6.

    DiscussWhydoyouthinkpeopleuseinfographicstoshareinformation?

    EvaluateEvaluateLookatInfographicsp.6forcompletenessandaccuracy.

    Lesson 1What Is an Infographic?

    MaterialsSuperScienceInfographicsseries

    LookatInfographicsp.6pencils

    PurposeStudentswillunderstandthepurposeandcharacteristicsofinfographics.

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  • 3 TEACHING SUPER SCIENCE INFOGRAPHICS

    PrepareFindandprintcopiesofacurrentinfographicfromanewssource,suchastheNew York TimesorUSA Today.Alternatively,plantoshowtheinfographicontheboard.

    Arrangeforstudentstohaveonlineaccess,orgatherprintnewspapersormagazinesthatcontaininfographics.

    PretestWhatareinfographics?Wherecanyoufindinfographicsoutsideofschool?

    ReadReadbooksfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsseries.

    ModelAskstudentstorecallthelistofinfographicstheymadeinLesson1.Refertothatlistasneededforthislesson.

    Showthepreparedinfographictotheclass.

    Askstudentswhattheinfographicisshowing.Invitethemtopointoutvariouselements,includingcaptions,artwork,andtypeofgraphic.

    PracticeInsmallgroups,studentswilllookthroughonlineorprintsourcestofindexamplesofinfographics.

    Eachgroupshouldcollectatleasttwoexamplesofinfographics.

    Eachgroupshouldwriteanswerstothefollowingquestionsanddirectivesabouttheirinfographics:Whatisthetitleoftheinfographic?Whatkindofgraphicisused?Describetheartworkinthisinfographic.Inyourownwords,whatistheinfographictellingyou?

    DiscussWhatkindsofinformationdoinfographicsshow?

    Whatkindsofinfographicsaremostinterestingtoyou?Why?

    EvaluateCollectanswerstotheinfographicsquestionsandevaluateforunderstanding.

    PurposeStudentswillfindandunderstandinfographicsinthenewsmedia.

    Lesson 2Finding Infographics

    MaterialsSuperScienceInfographicsseries

    accesstoonlinenewssources,suchastheNew York TimesorUSA Today,orprintcopiesofthesenewssources

    pencils

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  • 4 TEACHING SUPER SCIENCE INFOGRAPHICS

    PrepareCompleteLesson2inthisteachingguide.

    CopyAnalyzeInfographicsp.7forstudents.Alternatively,preparetoshowitelectronicallyandaskstudentstocopythequestionsintotheirnotebooks.

    PretestWhydopeopleuseinfographics?Whydopeoplecreateandlookatart?

    ReadReadbooksfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsseries.

    ModelExplainthatstudentswillbelookingattheinfographicsfromLesson2inmoredetail.TheymayalsoanalyzeinfographicsfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsbooks,iftimeallows.

    ReviewthequestionsinAnalyzeInfographicsp.7withstudents.Answeranyquestionsabouttheassignment.

    PracticeStudentswilllookattheinfographicstheyfoundinLesson2andanswerthequestionsinAnalyzeInfographicsp.7.

    Iftimeallows,studentsmayalsochooseinfographicsfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsbooksandanswerthequestionsaboutthoseaswell.

    DiscussWhatkindsofinfographicsdoyoulikebest?

    Whatpartsoftheinfographicsmakethemmosthelpful?

    Aretherepartsofsomeinfographicsthatarenotuseful?

    EvaluateEvaluatecompletedAnalyzeInfographicsp.7forcompletionandcomprehension.

    Lesson 3Analyze Elements of Infographics

    MaterialsSuperScienceInfographicsseries

    AnalyzeInfographicsp.7infographicsfoundinLesson2pencils

    PurposeStudentswillanalyzetheinfographicstheyresearchedinLesson2.

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  • 5 TEACHING SUPER SCIENCE INFOGRAPHICS

    PrepareDividestudentsintogroupsofthreeorfour.

    CopyInfographicGuidelinesp.8foreachgroup.

    PretestWhatkindsofdataareyouinterestedin?

    Howdowegatherdata?

    ReadReadbooksfromtheSuperScienceInfographicsseries.

    ModelAsaclass,brainstormalistofdatastudentscouldcollectbypollingtheirclassmates.Ideasincludestudentsheights,favoritecolors,weekendactivities,haircolor,waystheygettoschool,kindsofpets,ornumberofkidsintheirfamilies.

    Explainthatstudentswillworkingroupstopolltheirclassmates.Thentheywillcreateinfographicstoshowtheirdata.TheywilluseInfographicGuidelinesp.8toguidethemintheirtask.

    PracticeStudentswillworkthroughthequestionsinInfographicGuidelinesp.8tocompletethisassignment.

    DiscussWhatdidyoulikeaboutthisassignment?Whatwasdifficult?

    EvaluateEvaluatestudentscompletedinfographicsforeffortandparticipation.

    PurposeStudentswillcollectdataandcreatetheirowninfographics.

    Lesson 4Make an Infographic

    MaterialsSuperScienceInfographicsseries

    InfographicGuidelinesp.8paperpencilsartsuppliessuchascrayons,coloredpencils,andmarkersoraccesstoonlineinfographic-buildingwebsites.Somefreesitesformakinginfographicsonlineincludehttp://visual.ly/,http://infogr.am/,andhttp://www.easel.ly/.

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  • 6 TeachingSuperScienceInfographics

    Name Date

    Look at Infographics

    Directions: Use the diagram to answer the questions below.

    1.Whatisthetitleofthisinfographic?

    2.Whatdoesthepiechartshowinthisinfographic?

    3.Describetheartworkinthisinfographic.

    4.Whatisthepurposeofthisinfographic?

    Machines on Earthreceive information from the satellite.

    A satellite orbits Earth in space. It receives information from machines on Earth.

    Levers adjust the antenna.

    Screws holddifferent parts of the satellite together.

    Commercial: 200 (44%)

    A SKY FULL OF SATELLITESThe United States owns many of the satellites in space. Heres what they are used for.

    Government: 116 (26%)

    Military: 128 (28%)

    Civil: 11 (2%)

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    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little SatelliteJust turn on the television or make a call on a cell phone. You are instantly accessing information sent by a satellite. The sky is full of these complex machines. Satellites use two or more simple machines. Thats what makes them complex. More than 1,000 satellites orbit Earth. The United States has the most satellitesmore than 400 of them. Heres a close-up view of these complex machines.

  • 7 TeachingSuperScienceInfographics

    Name

    Analyze Infographics

    1.Whatisthetitleofthisinfographic?

    2.Wheredidyoufindthisinfographic?

    3.Describeinwordswhatthisinfographicistellingyou.

    4.Describetheartusedinthisdiagram,includingcolorsandpictures.

    5.Describeanyothervisualelementsinthisinfographic,suchastextsizeordiagrams.

    6.Whydoyouthinktheartistusedthisarttoshowthisinformation?

    7.Ifyouwereshowingthisinformation,wouldyoudoanythingdifferently?

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  • 8 TeachingSuperScienceInfographics

    Name

    Infographic Guidelines

    1.Choosesomedatatocollect.Whatdoyouwanttoknow?

    2.Pollyourclassmates.Writedowntheiranswers.Thisinformationisyourdata.

    3.Howwillyoushowyourdata?Thinkaboutthetopicofyourdata.Howcanyoushow

    thatvisually?Willyouuseachart,agraph,atimeline,amap,adiagram,orsomething

    else?Whatkindofartworkwillhelpgetyourmessageacross?

    4.Createyourinfographic,eitheronpaperoronline.

    5.Reviewyourwork.Isalltheinformationrepresented?Doesitmakesense?Willsomeone

    elseunderstandyourdata?

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