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Bellwork Sit down by your science fair partner. Pick up your science fair packet. Log in and then turn the monitor (screen) off. Get out a piece of paper and be ready to take notes! At the top of your paper, answer the following question: Have you ever used Microsoft excel? If so, what for?
Step 1: Go to Start Select All Programs Select Microsoft Office Open up Microsoft Excel Save as right now by going to computer and selecting your name (use a title!)
Step 2: Type your data in excel in a table format (anywhere in the middle to give yourself some room) Put your independent variable across the top (rows) Put your dependent variable going down (columns) Numbers only, yes, use naked numbers Temperature HotWarmCold Trial 1240 Trial 2151 Trial 3332 Ex: Growing crystals in three different temperatures
Step 3: Highlight the data portion of the data Click insert chart and select column for bar graphs or scatter for line graphs (to show the data points)
Step 4: Click on the graph in order to add the title and axis labels Now click on layout at the top Select chart title Choose Above chart (a text box appearstype your title!)
Step 5: Now, you are ready for axis titles (under layout) Select axis titleshorizontal for x or independent variable Select axis titlesvertical for y or dependent variable
Step 6: Now you can make it beautiful by going home and highlighting the text to make the font bigger, etc.
Step 7: To print your graph: Make the graph a little bigger and while you are clicked on it select print. (making sure you are using the correct printer!!)
Closure: Based on your science fair data, what type of graph will you be making and printing for your science fair board? What is your independent variable? What is your dependent variable?