This inquiry-based lab helps students to understand how to make data graphs, and how those graphs are different that the graph of a mathematical relationship. Specifically, this lab was created to prepare students for graphs on the New York state Living Environment Regents exam.
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I wrote this lab after dealing with years of trying to help students with common problems. I tried to roughly use a format similar to a POGIL, guiding the students through the important ideas.