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Transportation Data Is Beautiful!

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

165 minutes
Three 55-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE): Architecture & Construction, Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Mathematics, Reading or Language Arts
11, 12
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In this lesson, students explore ways to communicate their recommendations for improving campus transportation. They learn strategies for presenting data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways, such as through infographics. Then students take the information they collected and analyzed in Lessons 1–3 and create a plan for communicating their recommendations to campus administrators, parents, students, and others. Finally, students execute their plans by writing letters to administrators, creating a showcase presentation of their findings, writing and performing public service announcements, and/or implementing concrete student action plans.

Key objectives for students
Describe the usefulness of an infographic.
Describe how data comparisons can make data more meaningful and accessible.
Create relevant comparisons for transportation eco-audit data.
Create an infographic to communicate essential transportation eco-audit data.
Communicate eco-audit findings to relevant stakeholders.
Secondary subjects
Career Technical Education (CTE), Economics, Environmental Education, Science
Data comparison, infographic, Data analysis, Communicating results
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience
Brain-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Project-Based Learning, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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