# Graphing Activity by wuxiangyu

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Collecting Data
Day 1 and 2

Station 1
1. Collect data about the eye color of your group members. Record this information
in your team data table and then on the board. At the end of class, record all data
from the class data onto your paper.
2. Collect data about the kind of pets your group has (if any). Record this information
in your team data table and then on the board. At the end of class, record all data
from the class data onto your paper.
3. Count the number of male and female students in the class. Record the information
4. Collect data about the kinds of extra curricular activities each student in your group
and then record this information on the board. At the end of class, record all data
from the class data onto your paper.

Station 2
1. Choose one person in your group and measure the distance on a map of the school
between his/her 1st and 2nd period classes, then between his/her 2nd and 3rd period
classes, and so on until you have plotted his/her entire schedule. You must travel
through hallways, you cannot go through walls!

Station 3
1. Continue to map the route until you have covered all 7 periods (including lunch)

Station 4
1. Measure each person’s height in your group.
Measure in centimeters. Record this information on your data sheet along with the
gender of each person.

Station 5
1. Measure the distance the bubble moves in the tube and then measure the time it
takes to travel this distance. Distance should be measured to at least one decimal
place.
Station 6
1. Measure (to at least one decimal place, in centimeters) the length, width, and height
of each of the blocks. Find the block’s volume by using the formula V= l x w x h.
(Round the answer to two decimal places.)
2. Measure the mass of each of the blocks and record it in the data table.

Station 7
1. Take a pack of M & M’s for each person in your group. Develop three questions
that you could answer using the bags of M & M’s.
2. Decide upon one question from the three listed above. Test it using each of the
three bags of M&M’s.
3. Now make a guess, based upon the question you investigated, about the large bag
of M&M’s on the teacher’s desk.
Name ______________________________________ date _________ period ___
Graphing Activity                   Data Tables
Station 1
Group data                  # of Males ________ Females _________ in the class

Group member            Eye Color Type of pet              Extra Curricular Activity

Class Data
Type of pet # of               Extra Curricular # of
Eye Color         # of                             Students           Activity         Students
Students

Stations 2 & 3
Student’s name whose schedule is being used ____________________________
between Commons      1st      2nd     3rd & 4th Or 4th& Lunch    4th/Lunch      5th     6th
st
&1          & 2nd & 3rd 3rd & lunch Or Lunch &3rd & 5th                & 6th   & 7th
Distance
on map
Converted
distance
Conversion 1 cm on map = _______ actual distance

Station 4
Group data                                          Class data
Group Member Gender Height
Male Female
Avg. Height

Station 5
Tube Distance Time
Red
Green
Blue

Station 6
Blocks Length Width Height Volume     Mass

Station 7
1. Three questions:
a. ____________________________________________________________
b. ____________________________________________________________
c. ____________________________________________________________

2.
Member’s
Name

3. Prediction about teacher’s M&M’s ___________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Why _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Name ______________________________________ date _________ period ___
Graphing Activity                   Graphs
Station 1 – there are _______ # of students in our class, to find the % divide the part by the whole
and multiply by 100.

Eye Color                                          Male /
Female

Pets                                        Extra
Curricular

Station 2 & 3 – plot the distance traveled between each class. You will draw a short
horizontal line to show the time you stayed in the class.
Station 4 – a set of bar graphs for the height of the males and females in the class

Station 5 – plot a multiple line graph              Station 6 – plot a multiple line graph
that shows the distance and time traveled by        that shows the density (volume vs mass) of
each bubble.                                        each of the blocks

Station 7 – decide on the best type of graph and plot the data for your question about the
M&Ms
Graphing Activity                    Teacher Instructions
This activity is to be set up in stations.

Class Collection Sheet:
You can do this in several ways:
 Draw the data tables on the board
 Copy them on a transparency
 Take them to a copy place (like FedEx/Kinko’s) and copy them to poster size.
For stations 1 & 4 the students gather data in their groups and then one person in the group
puts their data on the class sheet – at the end of the data collection segment you should
have data for the class.

Station 1 – no extra material is needed, except for the class data collection sheet.

Station 2 & 3– I took a blank evacuation map of the school (like they post for fire drills
but one that has not been written or highlighted on) and enlarged it 300% at
FedEx/Kinko’s to a poster size. We determined on ours that 1cm on the map = 4m in
reality. We made 2 stations of this one because we felt it would take significantly longer
for the kids to do so they would need more time with it. They will also need metric rulers.
Graphing – to graph this data I tell the students to assume that the time between classes is
5 minutes and the time they will spend in class is 5 minutes. That way the graph will be
consistant

Station 4 – They need a metric tape measure or meter sticks

Station 5 – Can be set up two ways – one is with Speed of the Bubble tube sets (that you
can find in just about any of the science supply catalogues) or by setting up 3 graduated
cylinders with water in one, cooking oil in one, and Karo Syrup in one and drop marbles in
them and time how long it takes to get to the bottom. (if you get a large enough graduated
cylinder you can let the marbles stay at the bottom until the end of the lab)

Station 6 – 3 blocks of the same material but different sizes. (specific density blocks),
metric rulers, and a triple-beam balance.

Station 7 – fun sized M&M (or you can substitute skittles) candy for each student as well
as a larger bag that they can use to predict, and a triple-beam balance to measure the mass
of the bags.
Class Data Tables                                      _____ Period
Each group enters their data on the tables below.

Station 1
# of students with the eye Color of:
Brown Blue        Green Hazel              Other   Other
Group
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

# of students with a pet of:
Group Dog         Cat        other       other      other   other
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

# of students who participate in ____ extra curricular activity:
Group Sport Band Club/               Non-school         Work Other
organization   Ex. Girl Scouts
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Station 4
Group       Member’s Name       Male   Female
___________________
1      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
2      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
3      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
4      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
5      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
6      ___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
7      ___________________
___________________
___________________
Total
Average

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