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What do I do with my data??

This time of year, most of the questions I get focus on how to graph the data collected. If you are trying to decide between a line graph and a bar graph… it usually is not your choice. The type of data and type of project dictate what, mathematically, you are “allowed” to do. Here … Continue reading »

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Data Driven Science

Science is all about the data – so many scientists envision the data they are going to generate BEFORE they do experiments. . It is a good way of approaching a science fair project because you will know what you are going to do with your data even before you have it. Unfortunately, sometimes students … Continue reading »

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How to graph data for your science fair project

Once you have your data, you will need to present it to your teacher and science fair judges. In a science publication, you would choose between a table and a graph, but for the science fair project it is acceptable, and even encouraged, to showcase the data in both forms. If you have to pick … Continue reading »

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Graphing 101: Examples of graph types

BAR GRAPH – This is the most common type for science fair projects. You may select a bar graph when your independent variable is qualitative (categories) or quantitative (numbers). Look closely and make sure your bar graph has all the highlighted parts: LINE GRAPH – This is the second most common, but frequently used incorrectly, … Continue reading »

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GRAPHING 101: How to graph data for a science fair project

Once you have your data, you will need to present it to your teacher and science fair judges. In a science publication, you would choose between a table and a graph, but for the science fair project it is acceptable, and even encouraged, to showcase the data in both forms. Type of graphs: Your first … Continue reading »

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