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Scientific Research: Analyze and Evaluate Data

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TN Scientific Research Standards


Analyze and Evaluate Data


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

Scientific Research: Standard 4 - Analyze and Evaluate Data
Checks for Understanding
4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4 | 4.5 | 4.6 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 4.9 | 4.10 | 4.11 | 4.12 | 4.13 | 4.14

Science Curriculum Standards
3295 - Scientific Research

Internet Resources
Collect data with hand-held technology.
4.1
 
Use graphing calculators or computers to process data.
4.2
  1. Conventions used in spreadsheets or calculators
    1. 16 function Scientific Calculator - includes instructions on calculator conventions This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Coolmath's Graphing Calculator - scroll down for instructions on using the graphing calculator This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Excel Order of Operations - understanding how Excel worksheets handle order of operations [BEDMAS]
    4. Math Open Reference Scientific Calculator - scientific calculator similar to those from TI, Casio, HP - extensive explanation of conventions used This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. Mathematical Operators in Excel Spreadsheets - screen shots and a listing of symbols used in Excel spreadsheets to indicate math operators
    6. Spreadsheet Math Fundamentals - protocols to be used when writing math formulas and functions in spreadsheets
  2. Graphs and charts - four different graphs and charts for you to consider This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardIntroduction to Graphing Calculators: Using Graphing Calculators to Describe Linear Motion in terms of Distance and Time - a 14 slide PowerPoint show
  4. Scatter Plot
    1. Creating a Scatter Plot in Excel - a long tutorial (27 pages if printed) on making your own scatter plot
    2. Creating an XY (Scatter) Plot in Excel - a seven page tutorial on how to use Excel to make a scatter plot An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    3. Displaying Data - [designed for 7th grade - use for remediation ] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Displaying Data - [designed for 8th grade] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. How to Use Your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - provided by MathBits
    6. Interactive Scatter Plot - from Shodor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. Interactive Scatterplot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
    8. Introduction to Bivariate Data - several good examples of scatter plots are included
    9. Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - several good examples
    10. Linear Regression - an applet which allows your students to investigate a regression line, also known as a "line of best fit."
    11. Pizza Palace - Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    12. The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site
    13. Scatterplots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
    14. Scatterplots - a lesson plan from North Canton City Schools A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. worksheet to use with the activity above This is an Excel workbook to download
    15. Scatter Plot - includes examples of positive association, negative association, and no trend
    16. Scatter Plot - links to ten different examples are included with this Engineering Statistics Handbook entry
    17. Scatter Plot - the Wikipedia entry
    18. Scatter Plot and Line of Best Fit - four interactive applets to experiment with This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    19. Scatter Plots - explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    20. Scatter Plots - from the Business Knowledge Center
    21. Scatter Plots - includes examples of perfect correlation, high correlation, and low correlation [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
    22. Scatter Plots - from Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
    23. Scatterplot with Overlaid Linear Prediction Plot - includes links to other plots on the right
  5. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  6. This is an Internet4Classrooms moduleStep-by-step Internet4Classrooms module - how to produce a scatter plot using Excel
Use spreadsheets, graphing, and database programs to transform data into a table, graph, or diagram.
4.3
  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Data Interpretation - some things to remember when doing problems based on data interpretation
  3. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  4. Collecting and Analyzing Data - multiple-choice quiz [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
  6. Data Interpretation Practice Test - [25 questions] practice reading tables and a variety of charts; column, pie, and pictogram - answers at the end of the test An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on Quadrant I of a coordinate plane This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Heads I Win - predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Interpreting Data - survey a small group by clicking on each of the children, turn the tally marks into two types of graphs and then go back and take a different survey This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data - Interpreting Data Quiz - after you finish the lesson above, take this quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Interpreting Data - multiple-choice quiz from Gencoe math [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Interpreting Line Graphs - explore line graphs. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs. Cancer - In this activity students will work with data about cancer deaths. The purpose of the activity is to give students some experience in reading and interpreting graphs. There is a worksheet associated with the data sets A lesson plan can be found at this site [these two expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  18. Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  21. Stem and Leaf Plots
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLong Distance Airplanes - a stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Illuminations (rated 3rd-5th grade, but quite useful)
    3. Make a Stem-and-Leaf plot of the data you enter into the text area (ignore the warning about Internet Explorer, it works fine).
    4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsOrganizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      2. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      3. Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    5. Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode - presented as a discussion between student and mentor
    6. Overview of stem-and-leaf plot - a display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
    7. Stem-and-Leaf Plots - Their Construction and Use - an overview followed by several suggested assignments
    8. Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that allow students to input data
    9. Stem-and-Leaf plots - from Purple Math
    10. Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  22. Using Graphs to Understand Data - quiz from Glencoe math [5 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
Distinguish between accuracy and precision.
4.4
  1. Accuracy and Precision - from Wikipedia
  2. The Difference Between Accuracy and Precision - theoretical examples of accuracy and precition in a meteorological instrument
  3. Math Skills Review: Significant Figures - pointing out the relationship between accuracy of measurement and the number of significant figures to be reported
  4. Precision and Accuracy - good explanation, and diagram, from Math is Fun
  5. Precision and Accuracy - This Jr. High Math site points out the importance of using measurement devices that are as precise as possible.
  6. The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision - "The dictionary definitions of these two words do not clearly make the distinction as it is used in the science of measurement."
Analyze alternate methods for representing data graphically and interpret the results of an experiment.
4.5
 
State a conclusion in terms of the relationship between two or more variables.
4.6
 
Examine trends in data in order to answer questions.
4.7
 
Analyze experimental results and identify the nature and sources of experimental error.
4.8
 
Apply knowledge and data-interpretation skills to support a conclusion.
4.9
 
Suggest alternative explanations for the same observations.
4.10
 
Explain whether the data supports or contradicts the original hypothesis.
4.11
 
Develop alternative hypotheses.
4.12
 
Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence.
4.13
 
Develop a logical argument about cause-and-effect relationships in an experiment.
4.14
 

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