How do you analyze and interpret your data?

posted Oct 29, 2017, 5:28 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 8:33 AM ]
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Open-notebook Lab Quiz TODAY on massive pulley lab.  (That's the one with the aluminum disk on the wall.)

Today, after the quiz, we'll spend the whole period analyzing and interpreting the lab data.  We'll first utilize the Identify and Interpret (I2) Strategy (from BSCS) to identify important features in our graphs.  Then, we'll use the Writing Evidence-Based Body Paragraphs (from Rubano/McVay based on CER) organizer to help you start writing your paragraph about the data.  We'll focus on the comparison between your predictions and your actual data and communicating similarities and differences.  We'll also focus on writing a high quality evidence-based paragraph.  You can use these two strategies for any paragraph in this or any other lab.  You may even adapt these strategies for writing in your other subjects. 

Homework:  Finish writing your analysis based on the strategies we discussed in class.  Lab is due to Google Classroom Sunday at 11:59pm.  Watch the following video:

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