Investigation Organizer: Grade 6, Chapter 3

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Grade 6, Chapter 3 Investigation Organizer:

What's On TV?

Summary: How much time do you spend watching television commercials? In this project your group will focus on the products being adverstised and the amount of time sponsors air their commercials during the programs you watch.

1. Plan It

A. Choose a time. Each group will watch television during a different time of the day.

B. Choose a show. Each member of your group will choose a different program to watch during the group's assigned viewing hour.

C. Draw a table. You will need to record your data.

D. Brainstorm. As a class brainstorm a list of categories for types of commercials. Make sure each member of your group receives a copy of the categories list to use at home.

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2. Put It Together

A. Get permission. Remember to get permission from your parents, then watch your program for one hour.

B. Watch television. For each commercial break, record the following information in your table:

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3. Wrap It Up

Share your data. Combine your group's data to complete the Commercials in the Time Slot Tables. Based on your group's data:

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4. Discuss Your Results

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