This product has two distinct components.
The PDF file, How to Graph Scientific Data, is an activity that takes students step-by-step through the process of making a scientific graph. From determining the best size for each axis to choosing the best type of line to naming the graph, each component of graph making is clearly explained. Students produce a graph from data provided.
The second part of the file is a separate activity, Hooray for Oxygen, provides an additional opportunity for students to make a graph.
Teacher notes include answers to all questions.
This activity can be used by individual students or by students working in pairs. It can be done in class or as homework.
The Powerpoint, How to Make a Graph, is an abbreviated explanation of graph making process. Each step is illustrated, but the explanations are minimal. How to name a graph is emphasized. The final four slides of the Powerpoint explain/show how to grade a graph. This allows you to “trade and grade” or “self-score” graphs when desired AND GET CONSISTENT RESULTS.
How to Graph Scientific Data
by Dr. Chuck Downing
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License