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Tagged With: qualitative variable

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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The KEY to designing your own science fair project is …

So you have to do a science fair project and there are plenty of websites that will give you detailed, step-by-step directions like a recipe for a cake – but, that’s not “real science”. If you have found your way to my website – I hope you are at least thinking about designing your own … Continue reading »

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Projects you can start this year, for next year. Idea #3 = Plant Projects

If you know how to do a project AND you know you want to, or need to, do one for next year – why not start one now? It is the perfect time to start a plant-themed science fair project because there will be sufficient time for the plants to grow by a measurable amount. … 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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Pop Quiz #2: Quantitative Variables

Which of the following are QUANTITATIVE variables (and therefore would make good dependent variables)? Hint: For definitions on quantitative vs. qualitative and dependent vs. independent variables see the “words you need” page under the “getting started” tab above. Height Weight Color Temperature Volume Speed Age Race Gender Direction Time Frequency I’ll put the answers in … Continue reading »

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