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Collecting, Analyzing, and Communicating Data

Collecting, Analyzing, and Communicating Data Students collect various types of data through measurement, observation, and survey. Students organize the data into tables and graphs. Students write and present inferences and conclusions based on the data. Equipment includes timers, light meters, VOM meters, tape measures, and graduated cylinders.

Lesson 1: Data Collection Methods

Students explore various types of data and methods of data collections. Students explore direct and indirect measurement and well as other data collection types such as observation and surveys. Students also explore the concept sampling and its purpose.

Lesson 2: Accuracy and Precision

Students will explore reasons for error in measurement and data collection. Students will contrast the concepts of accuracy and precisions. Students will evaluate collect data and determine the accuracy and the precision of the data.

Lesson 3: Data Organization

Students will explore a variety of ways to organize data. Students will compare and contrast various data organization tools such as table, charts, and graphs. Students will organize data in various forms and identify the best form of data organization based on the type of data and on how the data will be utilized.

Lesson 4: Data Analysis

Students will explore various data analysis techniques including measures of central tendency, interpolation, and extrapolation. Students collect and analyze data using these methods.

Lesson 5: Communicating Data

Students learn and apply various methods of communicating data. Students learn the limitation and value of various data communication methods such as summarizing, and visualizing data.

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