How to Make Scientific Graphs
On a scientific graph, the x and y axis represent variables. The x-axis represent time or the independent variable and the y-axis represents distance or the dependent variable. For instance, if you were graphing that someone ran four feet in fifteen seconds, then you would go to the right fifteen seconds and up four feet. If you are graphing that someone remained still for five seconds, then the line would neither increase nor decrease for those five seconds. If someone is running a lap, then the line should return to the starting distance. If you were graphing how high a ball bounces when dropped from varying heights, then the independent variable, the height from which the ball is dropped, goes on the x-axis and the dependent variable, how high the ball bounced, would go on the y-axis. The graph should always have a title.
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How to Create Data Tables
A scientific data table includes all the variables and segments of an experiment. If there is a constant, or something that does not change throughout an experiment, it is included. The top row states the kind of information with units. For instance, in the graph to the left of this text, the top row is labeled "Restaurant", "Location", "Town", and "Stars". The town is a constant because it does not change. All the different restaurants are under the restaurant tab; all the different locations are under the location tab; all the towns are under the town tab and all the stars are under the star tab. All of the information should line up and the table should always have a title.
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