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### Representing Scientific Data: Drawing Graphs, Charts and Tables (Self-Paced)

#### Class experience

###### US Grade 5 - 12

###### Intermediate Level

This class aims to cover the main types of tables and graphs used in science, providing learners with an opportunity to really understand how to present data as well as developing their skills through hands-on graph drawing tasks. **Teaching style and interaction** My classes are highly interactive yet academically focused, with all learners encouraged to actively participate. I also put significant emphasis on encouraging learners to develop genuine skills and understanding while...

6 units//13 lessons//6 Weeks

Unit 1Introduction to scientific data, variables, graphs and tablesIntroduction to scientific data, variables, graphs and tables3 lessons1 WeekWeek 1Lesson 1Welcome to Mastering Scientific GraphsHi everyone, I'm so excited to have you join us for this course on representing scientific data through tables and graphs! Just before we get started, I've attached a quick summary of a recommended schedule for this course and a welcome video so you know what to look forward to. With the new self-paced format, you can go as fast or slow as you like, but this schedule may help you keep on track.Lesson 2Understanding scientific variables for graphs and chartsToday, we will learn about scientific variables. This may seem a bit of an odd starting point for a course primarily focused on drawing tables and graphs, but understanding scientific variables will be really important later on when we come to decide what to plot on our graphs or how to describe trends in data! You will learn: - The three scientific variables (dependent, independent and variable) - Examples of different variables in various scientific experimentsLesson 3Scientific data tablesToday, we will learn about scientific data tables. We use tables to represent scientific data, do calculations and assist us in preparing graphs. You will learn: - How to structure a data table in science - Important conventions for recording scientific data accurately - Using units in tables of data - Identifying anomalies in data - Calculating the mean for a set of dataUnit 2Drawing a scatter graph for scientific dataDrawing a scatter graph for scientific data2 lessons1 WeekWeek 2Lesson 4Drawing scatter graphs for scientific dataIn this lesson, we will be focusing on drawing scatter graphs. You will learn: - When to use a scatter graph to present scientific data - How to decide which variables go on each axis of a scatter graph - Key features of scatter graphs - How to describe a trend in scientific data from a scatter graphLesson 5Drawing a scatter graph togetherWe will work through drawing a scatter graph together. As you watch, I recommend drawing along with me to help you practice. You will learn: - Where to put the independent and dependent variables on a scatter graph and label the axis - How to scale your axis to "zoom in" on where your data is - How to add error bars to show how precise your data is - How to draw a line / curve of best fit for a scatter graph - How to analyse and describe a trend in scientific data from a scatter graphUnit 3Drawing a line graph for scientific dataDrawing a line graph for scientific data2 lessons1 WeekWeek 3Lesson 6Drawing line graphs for scientific dataIn this lesson, we will learn about line graphs. You will learn: - When to use a line graph to present scientific data - Differences between line graphs and scatter graphs - How to decide which variables go on each axis of a line graph - Key features of line graphs - How to describe a trend in scientific data from a line graphLesson 7Drawing a line graph togetherWe will work through drawing a line graph together. You will learn: - Where to put the independent and dependent variables on a line graph and label the axis - How to scale your axis for time-based data on a line graph - How to plot multiple sets of data on the same line graph for comparison - How to draw lines to complete the line graph and illustrate trends - How to analyse and describe a trend in scientific data from a line graphUnit 4Drawing a pie chart for scientific dataDrawing a pie chart for scientific data2 lessons1 WeekWeek 4Lesson 8Drawing pie charts for scientific dataIn this lesson, we will learn about pie charts. You will learn: - When to use a pie chart to present scientific data - Key features of pie charts - How to describe a trend in scientific data from a pie chartLesson 9Drawing a pie chart togetherWe will work through drawing a pie together. As you watch, I recommend drawing along with me to help you practice. You will learn: - Where to put the independent and dependent variables on a pie chart - How to scale your pie chart to fit your data - How to calculate the number of degrees each segment of your pie chart requires - How to plot a pie chart with a template or a protractor - How to analyse and describe scientific data presented in a pie chartUnit 5Drawing a bar graph / bar chart for scientific dataDrawing a bar graph / bar chart for scientific data2 lessons1 WeekWeek 5Lesson 10Drawing bar graphs / charts for scientific dataIn this lesson, we will learn about bar graphs / bar charts. You will learn: - When to use a bar graph to present scientific data (the three key criteria data must meet for bar graphs) - Differences between bar graphs and other graphs (e.g. scatter graphs) - How to decide which variables go on each axis of a bar graph - Key features of bar graphs - How to describe a trend in scientific data from a bar graph - How to make bar graphs more visual using pictogramsLesson 11Drawing a bar graph / chart togetherWe will work through drawing a bar graph together. As you watch, I recommend drawing along with me to help you practice. You will learn: - Where to put the independent and dependent variables on a bar graph and label the axis - How to scale your axis to "zoom in" on where your data is - How to add error bars to show how precise your data is - How to analyse and describe a trend in scientific data from a bar graphUnit 6Drawing a histogram for scientific dataDrawing a histogram for scientific data2 lessons1 WeekWeek 6Lesson 12Drawing histograms for scientific dataIn this lesson, we will learn about histograms. You will learn: - When to use a histogram to present scientific data (three key criteria data must meet for histograms) - Differences between histograms and bar graphs or scatter graphs - How to decide which variables go on each axis of a histogram - Key features of histograms - How to analyse and describe trends in scientific data from a histogram - How histograms can be presented in different ways to highlight trendsLesson 13Drawing a histogram togetherWe will work through drawing a histogram together. As you watch, I recommend drawing along with me to help you practice. You will learn: - Where to put the independent and dependent variables on a histogram and label the axis - How to calculate "frequency density" (bar height) for a histogram, including for data with varying bin widths - How to plot a histogram with graph paper - How to analyse and describe a trend in scientific data from a histogram

Students will learn how to: - Define and identify independent, dependent and control variables - Suggest variables for example experiments - Draw data tables correctly according to scientific convention - Analyse numerical data by identifying anomalies and calculating the mean - Identify when to use each type of graph and what type of data it is suitable for - Label the axis correctly with the independent/ dependent variables - Scale the axis to "zoom in" on the data points - Draw error bars to show the range in data - Draw a line of best fit or trend line - Identify and describe trends in data using correct scientific terminology and conventions

I am a qualified UK science teacher with significant experience teaching both in school and more informal settings (summer camps, tutoring, science club, etc).

## Homework Offered

Each week, learners will be expected to watch the class video(s), review the summary sheet, join in the online quiz and complete a graph drawing task.## 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class

## Assessments Offered

Each week, learners will complete their own graph or table, which they should share in the classroom to receive individual feedback and recommendations. They will also complete a self-marking online quiz. If you require a written grade or report, please send me a message with the details to discuss if this can be arranged.## Grades Offered

I can provide a letter grade upon request. Please send me details on the grading system you wish to use.

Learners should have a basic understanding of scientific experiments, e.g. from school science investigations. They should be confident with maths skills such as addition and division, as well as some familiarity with drawing simple graphs.

3 files available upon enrollmentLearners will need: - Graph paper (pdf printout provided) - Pie chart template (pdf printout provided) OR protractor and pair of compasses - Pencil - Ruler - Eraser - Calculator - Coloured pencils

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Hi everyone! My name is Katie, I teach fun yet educational science classes aimed at inspiring children to develop their scientific research skills and truly understand science. My classes combine interesting and useful topics with clear learning...

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weekly or $30 for all content13 pre-recorded lessons

6 weeks of teacher support

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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 10 learners

Ages: 10-18

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