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    Why do we Graph?
    Graphs are an excellent way to display the data acquired within a scientific experiment.  Different types of graphs apply to different experiments. 
     
    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.
     
    Use the following tips to create a line and circle graph during class.
     
     
     
    TASK:

    Your objective is to complete the following:

    1. Complete one graphing problem as well as the attached "Think about it" questions.
       
      *Choose from these 3 problems if link above is broken 
    2. Create a CIRCLE GRAPH of a unique set of data. Obtain data from your family or research specific data on the internet.
    3. Visually display both graphs together with Word or PPT
    4. 2 Graphs and questions (#1) should be placed on a PPT and appropriately named in our DropBox folder.  Graphs are due Wednesday Sept. 10th. 

    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 8, 2014