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## Construct a List & Matrix

#### Learn how …

- Activity 24 Presentation
- Activity 24 Practice

#### Do one on your own …

## Details

Using the web article provided, make a meaningful list associated with the article. Make a list of six or more important points. Once completed, design a meaningful matrix based on the list.

#### Step-by-step Instructions

- Browse assigned web article.
- Break-down article into small subjects.
- Compile six or more small subjects.
- Make them into a list with smart headings.
- Design a matrix using list items.
- Make the matrix 2 columns x 3 rows or more.
- Give a meaningful title to the matrix.

#### Choose from …

- Physical Science articles
- Biology articles
- Earth Science articles
- Chemistry articles

#### Example List & Example Matrix

#### General Instructions

The matrix should have a minimum of two columns and three rows. A meaningful heading (title) must be given to the matrix. Evaluate items from your list as a source for populating the cells in your matrix.

*Time permitting, a two or three column numerical-based matrix might be designed – especially if the web article lends itself to doing so.*

View these List Examples (*pdf*).

View these Matrix Examples (*pdf*).

#### Other Resources on this Site

Technique 15 – Creative Design

#### External Resources

2:40 Application of Matrices In Real Life

## Standards for Activity

**Science and engineering practices**

This activity develops student skills in four of the eight science and engineering practices. Students identify, review, analyze information from a web article. Students create (develop) a matrix based on that information. Students communicate the information in the form of a graphical representation/summary of the information.

- Analyze and interpret data
- Develop and use models
- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

**Cross-cutting Concepts**

This activity supports student skills in three of the seven crosscutting concepts. Each matrix created by students has the potential to illustrate one or more of these concepts:

- Patterns *
- Systems and System Models *
- Structure and Function *