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HOW TO MAKE TABLES & GRAPHS!
HOW TO MAKE TABLES & GRAPHS!
To the right are 3 great websites to help you graph data.
Now you know how to use 3 different websites to make easy graphs for your Science Fair Project! :-)
Need help decided what kind of graph to use? Try: Bar Graph or Line Graph?
Data Table 3
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Welcome to your H.M.S. Science Fair 2013 Headquarters!
Here you'll find all the information you need to ROCK your
Science Fair Project, resources and examples to make it easy, and timelines to keep you on track. You already know this project is going to require your time and hard work, but this guide will make things as easy as possible, and if you closely follow each step, your project is guaranteed to be an awesome one! (If you get stuck or run into problems, remember you can e-mail Mr. Franklin.) Best of luck! :-)
Step 1 (Friday Oct. 4th):
Question / Problem:
Before you can start any experiment, you have to know the Question or Problem you're investigating. So the first thing to do is settle on a Project Idea or Topic. Picking your project can honestly be the hardest part! So to help you, follow the links below to take an Interest Survey that will recommend projects based on the kinds of things you like. If you already have an idea about something you'd like to test, click on the Search for Project button. When you've got at least 3 ideas - your primary choice and two back-ups - click the Submit Ideas button to fill out the Project Proposal Form. If you need any help, ask Mr. Franklin!
If you get finished, check out this funny cartoon that will help walk you through all the steps of Science Fair!
Thursday, Nov. 01 -- We've done the experiment, and now it's time to Graph and Analyze the Results! There are several excellent websites that make it super easy to graph your data:
- Create A Graph is my favorite.
- Online Chart Tool is very similar.
- MathIsFun.com lets you "draw" the graph directly.
1. Explore each of these tools and pick the one you feel most comfortable using. Then decide which type of graph you need. Bar Graph or Line Graph?
(Or, if you only have Qualitative observations but no Quantitative measurements,
use Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word to create an organized and easy-to-read data table.)
2. Use your data table and graph to analyze results and Draw a Conclusion. Your conclusion should include a sentence explaining...
"The original hypothesis was supported because [reasons and evidence drawn from data]."
~ OR ~
"The original hypothesis was not supported because [reasons and evidence drawn from data]."
Your conclusion should also discuss any problems that may have occurred, and how you can improve your experiment in the future.
3. Once you have a conclusion, you can write your abstract. An abstract is a short, simple summary of your experiment that describes the question/problem, your purpose or reason for investigating the topic, what you did to test it, your results and final conclusions. Visit Science Buddies for a description of how to write an abstract.
Thurs. 10/11 -- Visit sciencebuddies.org and click the button that says "Take Survey" (on the right, under "Help Me Find a Project") to let the Topic Selection Wizard locate some great project ideas for you! How simple is that?
Thurs. 10/11 -- Pick 3 project ideas that interest you and then click here to submit your Project Proposal. You'll write down each of the 3 Questions or Problems you might like to test, and then Mr. Franklin will take a look and let you know which one sounds good!
Wed. 10/24 -- Download Science Fair Project template by clicking above link, then clicking on "File" and "Download." Rename the file with your PERIOD NUMBER followed by your LAST NAME followed by your FIRST NAME (no commas)! For example...
4 Franklin Devin
5 Washington George
7 Jordan Michael
Be sure to save it to your drive! (Usually the letter "H.")
Check out Science Buddies if for help with any of these sections.