Fun in the Sun?

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will calculate the ratio of new cases of skin cancer to the population of each state and then create a choropleth map of the United States that illustrates the melanoma rates by state. They will determine if there is any correlation between melanoma rates and location of a state.
Author: 
Sara Jenkins
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future