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    Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?

    Is the Human Carbon Footprint destroying our world?

     Are species going extinct at rate comparable to the extinction of the dinosaur?

    Will water become the next gold?

     

    All the questions above can be addressed with data displayed conveniently within graphs
     
    Why do we Graph?
    The media exposes you to wealth of information on a daily basis.  You need to be able to interpret the day and be aware of possible bias. Graphs are an excellent way to display data. Different types of graphs communicate different information. 
     
    Graphs provide a visual of the information that, when done well, allows the reader to make quicker meaning of the data. This is particularly true when you have a lot of data that can’t be quickly absorbed in a data table.
     
     
    The information below has been displayed with both a data table and a graph.
     

    Percent of Hours of a Day Spent on Activities

    ACTIVITY
    HOURS
    PERCENT OF DAY
    Sleep
    6
    25
    School
    6
    25
    Job
    4
    17
    Entertainment
    4
    17
    Meals
    2
    8
    Homework
    2
    8
     
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    Which gives you the most information?
     
    They both contain the same information, but the graph leads you to conclusions much faster than the data table.
    Out with the old...
    1. Select ONE of the following procedures to demonstrate your line graphing skill.
    2. Use the Creating Circle Graph Tip Sheet to become proficient with circle graphs.
     
    In with the new...

    Your objective is to complete the following tasks:

    1. Complete one graphing problem as well as the attached "Think about it" questions.
    2. Create a circle graph based on Ecology-related data. 
    • Visually display both graphs together with PPT.
    • Graphs will be submitted electronically to the P:drive/ Shared folder.
    • Graphs are due Wednesday Sept. 22nd

    The resources below will help guide you through the objective above and send you on the path to becoming a graphing pro. 

    Create a Graph -An online resource to create, save and print graphs
     
    Graphing with Excel Spreadsheets - Another great option.
     
    Graphing with PowerPoint - Graphs are excellent visuals in presentations.
     
    Circle Graph Practice -An online tutorial to experience circle graphs
     
    Constructing a Circle Graph -Additional support for circle graphs
     
     

     

     
Last Modified on September 20, 2010