Instructional Video

Graphing Data By Hand

We have calculators, so why do we have to do this by hand? The video takes viewers through graphing scientific data by hand to create a scatter plot. The process includes labeling axes, writing an appropriate title, determining a scale, plotting points, and drawing a best-fit curve.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide graph paper so viewers can follow along
  • Pause video at various points to discuss next steps
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that the video does not use breaks in the axes, even when the labeling does not start at zero, so teachers will have to supplement instruction
  • Narrator describes the steps to graphing data in detail
  • Visuals are professional-looking
  • Video provides only one example