01-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Die Cut Diva
Join Date: Aug 2004
Graphing/Chart question for Science Project
I put this in the Talented Teacher's forum too, but I thought maybe I should put it in this forum too!
Well it's that time of year again when my house turns into Science Central! Thankfully, this is the last year for science projects. Four years in a row is just too much for me. LOL
Anyway, my ds is interested in doing his science project on how to best clean oil from a birds feathers. With the devastating oil spills that we had not too long ago, it is something that has peaked his interest. Even though it's not a difficult science project to carry out, I do think that the results will be very educational for him. Last year he did his science project on the effects of driving while talking on a cell phone. He received first place at his school and received 5th place at Regionals.
Anyway, we are thinking of using different types of cleaning agents (water, water and dish soap, water and body soap, vinegar, etc...) and also different types of tools (washrag, toothbrush, cottenballs, etc...)to clean with. Here is where I am stumped. How would he graph this information? I'm sure there are a bunch of different ways, but I just can't wrap my head around it. He must include a graph that shows his results. Does anyone have any ideas on how he could go about this.
He must include
Data (This is where the graph comes in)
He also must write a report including all of his research and results.
We are fine on all of the above except for that darn graph.
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