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Graphing in Science. D-TAILS. D-TAILS is an acronym used to help you remember everything you need to create a successful graph. D -TAILS. Data covers 50% of the graph area and is accurately placed. NO!!!. YES!!!. D- T AILS. Title

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Graphing in science

Graphing in Science


D tails

D-TAILS

D-TAILS is an acronym used to help you remember everything you need to create a successful graph.


D tails1

D-TAILS

  • Data covers 50% of the graph area and is accurately placed.

NO!!!

YES!!!


D t ails

D-TAILS

Title

Includes what the graph is about and both the manipulated and responding variables.

Hours of Sleep vs. Quiz Scores


D t a ils

D-TAILS

Axis Labels– manipulated variable is always on the x-axis and responding variable is always on the y-axis

Hours of Sleep vs. Quiz Scores

Quiz Scores

Sleep


D ta i ls

D-TAILS

Interval Marks Consistent spacing and always start at zero!

Hours of Sleep vs. Quiz Scores

100

75

Quiz Scores

50

25

0

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sleep


D tai l s

D-TAILS

Label Units

In ( ) after the axis label, include the proper units (if there are units)

Hours of Sleep vs. Quiz Scores

100

75

Quiz Scores (%)

50

25

0

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sleep (hrs)


D tai l s1

D-TAILS

Scale

Always go by an even scale.

Ex: 1,2,3,4

NOT

1,2,4,8

Hours of Sleep vs. Quiz Scores

100

75

Quiz Scores (%)

50

25

0

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sleep (hrs)


Always draw a trend line do not connect the dots to show the mv rv relationship

Always draw a trend line (do NOT connect the dots) to show the mv/rv relationship.


Graphing in science

  • After drawing the graph, write a data analysis statement:

    This graph shows that as mv increases, rv


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