This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 7, Unit 6, Grade 8. This lesson asks students to look for and describe patterns in scatter plots. It provides a foundation for later lessons in which students use a line to describe the relationship between two numerical variables when the pattern in the scatter plot is linear. Students distinguish between linear and nonlinear relationships as well as positive and negative linear relationships. The terms clusters and outliers are also introduced, and students look for these features in scatter plots and investigate what clusters and outliers reveal about the data.