Education Technology

Skills of Science - Creating and Analyzing Linear Graphs

Published on 06/20/2012

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students use TI-Nspire technology to understand the fundamentals of good graphing in the science classroom and laboratory.

Objectives

  • Students will develop a practical understanding of the necessary components of a graph in science.
  • Students will understand the difference between independent and dependent variables.
  • Students will evaluate regression models and understand the concepts of rate of change and y-intercept.
  • Students will enter, graph, and analyze data.
  • Students will evaluate linear graphs.

Vocabulary

  • axis scaling
  • dependent variable
  • independent variable
  • linear
  • rate of change (slope)
  • regression models
  • y-intercept

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will use TI-Technology to understand the fundamentals of good graphing in the science classroom and laboratory.

As a result, students will:

  • Understand variables, rates of change, and regression models.
  • Accurately graph data in a viewer-friendly, usable way.