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Comparing Graphs

All of the graphs below have qualities that are good and qualities that need to be improved. One of your
objectives in all science classes is to be able to produce quality graphs. Creating quality graphs is also a
component of the lab reports that you will be writing for all of the science classes you take in the Deer Valley
district.

As you look through the graphs below, consider each of the following: 1) Are the X- and Y-axis labeled with
specific details? 2) Does the graph contain a title that contains specific details? 3) Does the graph utilize the
space provided (or is it really small)? 4) Are the numbering systems used on the X- and Y-axis consistent? 5)
Is all of the data graphed within the provided space?

This is an assignment that I will be looking for on your Weebly website. Create a new tab titled Assignments
under your Chapter 1 Tab. If you forgot how to do this, there is a YouTube video that I have uploaded to my
class website that will walk you through the process. You can then add this assignment on your newly created
Assignments page. This can be done in one of two ways: 1) Use the Text tool and you can simply type
your responses onto the webpage or 2) Download this assignment to your computer (it is found under Student
Resources, Weebly Assignments. You can save it, type your answers directly onto it, then use the
Document tool on Weebly to upload your saved document. Students who use option 2 will receive extra
credit.

Graph 1:



Identify what is done correctly on this graph:

labled

Identify what could be improved on this graph:
No x or y axis is labled


Graph 2:



Identify what is done correctly on this graph:

Height and number of students was labled

Identify what could be improved on this graph:
No x or y axix


Graph 3:



Identify what is done correctly on this graph:
numbering


Identify what could be improved on this graph:

All graph wasnt used



Graph 4:


Identify what is done correctly on this graph:
All graph was used


Identify what could be improved on this graph:

No labling













Graph 5:


Identify what is done correctly on this graph:
numbering


Identify what could be improved on this graph:

All graph wasnt used


Graph 6:


Identify what is done correctly on this graph:

Part graph used

Identify what could be improved on this graph:
No labling




Graph 7:


Identify what is done correctly on this graph:

Part graph used

Identify what could be improved on this graph:
No labling




After having identified the pros and cons of each of the seven graphs above, identify which graph is the BEST
graph. Use evidence from your notes that supports your answer. Solidify your answer by making comparisons
between your selected graphs and the other graphs provided.
Graph two was the best because it was labled and part graph was used . But other graphs could be better on
labling .