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Graphs

Graphs

To create the graphs below, click on the following link. You will use the tabs Design, Data, Etc to set up and create the graph. When you are finished creating the graphs, share them with me at the following email: sw5699@ccpsweb.org (The website will give you the option to email it to a webaddress.)

https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx?ID=c9bed2c7d47e45ce9486a4d2f1bd5887

Directions: Use the following information to create a graph. Read it carefully to pick out clues about how to set up the graph. Create the graph at the website above.  Remember to include:  Title, x and y axis, labels for each axis, units on the axis if needed, a scale on each axis which includes all data points.

Graph #1 Marie and Seth are working on a lab activity where they are tracking some leaves that are floating past them in a rain runoff channel near their home. They have to measure how far the leaves travel in different amounts of time. They place a long tape measure alongside of the runoff channel to measure distance.

Time in seconds

Distance in cm

2

5.5

4

11.8

6

16.4

8

22.2

10

27.5

What type of graph would work best for this information: 

Bar Graph, Circle Graph, or Line Graph  

Graph #2

A group of students is doing an experiment where they roll a ball down a ramp and then measure how far across the floor it rolls. The factors that are the same or constant each time are:

• The ball

• The ramp, including its length and angle to the surface

• Where on the ramp the ball starts from

The  students  do  change  the  type  of  surface  the  ball  rolls  on.  The data they collected is shown below.

Type of Surface:

Ceramic Tile

Wood

Shag Carpet

All Weather Carpet

Vinyl Flooring

Distance Ball Rolls in cm:

789

855

135

477

720

What type of graph would work best for this information: 

Bar Graph, Circle Graph, or Line Graph  

 

 

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