HON CHEMISTRY: Today you are going to learn (or review) how to make graphs on Excel (or other data analysis software) by watching the video below at your own pace.

Here are the instructions for Thursday. (You are going to be dreaming about graphs before it’s all over!)

IMPORTANT: Don’t let the assignment confuse you! What it basically means is that you will make two graphs – one hand drawn and one Excel. Rough drafts of both are due Friday in class. And then, you will answer some questions about the graphs and turn in the whole assignment as a PDF – it must be submitted by this coming Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. Graphing Exercise 2 is a separate online practice of reading and interpreting graphs that is due this Monday.

**You can do this assignment at school or at home with your own computer. If you use any device other than a PC or any graphing tool other than Excel, you may need to modify the instructions to fit your device.**

- Under the worksheet tab, open these three graphing handouts:
- Watch the vodcast below for further instructions on the assignment AND for a tutorial on how to make graphs in Excel.
- My advice is to use a split screen view on the laptop with the video on one side and Excel open on the other side of your laptop screen. Watch the video and at the same time pause it as you follow along with the steps in Excel. Holler if you need me to show you how to do a split screen view. Or Google it!

- When you begin working on the Graphing Exercise 1 assignment, pay very close attention to the instructions. (Watching the video will help with the Excel graph.) Also, pay close attention to the sheet on How to Construct a Line Graph, and How to Make a Best Fit (Scatter Plot) Line Graph in Excel 2010 – UPDATED.
- Now go forth and conquer graphs!!

PHYSICS – Great job today!! You are on your way to conquering the component method of vector addition. So which do you like better? Give yourself a chance to get used to separating everything into x and y and it will click, I promise!

]]>PHYSICS – Hey guys, here’s the homework from vectors and a tiny bit of graphical vector addition practice. Is it starting to click?

A couple of super important things – GRAPH PAPER(!) and sketch it out before you start so you’ll know where to place the first vector with out running off the page. Also, graphical addition is adding vectors head to tail – then the resultant is found from the tail of the first vector to the head of the last vector. Get the direction by measuring from the tail of the resultant.

]]>Welcome to Graphing 101 – or what I like to call, “A Quick Review of Everything You Learned About Graphing in the 8th Grade.” Here is your assignment for Tuesday.

FIRST, Evernote: Go to your shared Evernote folder and find your Lab Safety Rules that I have shared with you. You may need to re-scan them. If you have a pink check at the top, you are clear. If you don’t have a pink check, you must re-scan and resubmit to your Google Drive Shared Folder. Include the word UPDATED in your title

IMPORTANT: Today’s assignment is one that you will have to complete at school. The program is on the school laptops and on the computers in the computer lab.

- Find the “Fundamental Science Skills” program on your computer.
- In the Graphing Skills section, click on “Graphing Data Points.” Read through and practice in each section VERY CAREFULLY!
- After you have completed each review section, go to the exam and complete it.
- You must enter your name in the exact format you do when you title a lab – including the title of the activity.
- Click on “Check Your Answers.” When you have 100% accuracy, bring your lap top to me to check your Check Answers Results Sheet. If you are doing the assignment outside of our class period, print off your exam results sheet and bring it to me to check.
- IMPORTANT: Your answers and the format of it all must match exactly to receive credit.
*(Sometimes being exactly correct is extremely important!)*

- The Graphing Data Points assignment is due by the end of the class period.
- Next, go to the Ring Challenge and complete it. You will need headphones or earbuds. If you don’t finish in class, bring the completed sheet to me to check off. Check the syllabus for the due date!

Holler if you have any questions!

]]>PHYSICS – Hey guys, great job today on the intro to vectors – graphical vector addition, resultants, and the like. Have you done anything like this before? We’ll spend tomorrow practicing adding vectors graphically. Great start today! Don’t forget your protractor and graph paper!

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