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<ul><li> 1. Blog EntriesBy:Pranay Gupta</li></ul>
<p> 2. 11-15-11Quantitative Data Analysis 3. What did I learn today? I should use labels and answer what is being ask in thequestion. I learned to always be specific to what quantities you useso that your reader knows what units you are talking about. You use the delta mark to show difference of values.Also, Subtraction is Final Value Initial Value = Answer. I know you need to know and understand all values in orderto answer a question You need to know what the terms being used in thequestion mean in order to accurately answer what is beingasked. I also learned how to use delta and how to correctlywrite/type it How to properly organize files in a directory or computer. 4. How did I learn it? I learned to answer the question specifically, use labels, understandthe question and how to accurately answer the question. This I learned by analyzing a paper in class. We analyzed the Pros and Cons of the answer. We realized that being specific is extremely important and usingcorrect values and definitions plays a major role in answer questionsin a science class. Showing us the parts done incorrectly, a standard for quality workwas set. We were given explanation of what you should do and what youshouldnt do when a question is asked through deep analysis ofanswers of our classmates. I learned it by looking at our answers in 4.1 and how Eva describedclock reading and position in her data table. I learned what physical quantities and units are. By overlooking our mistakes on our groups blog. 5. How did I use it in class? I analyzed my paper that I did and made sure I didntmake any mistakes and answer everything specificallyand accurately. I made sure all my units were correctly labeled and Iunderstood all the terms mentioned in the question andoverview. I can use physical quantities and units to find units foritems such as medicine or cooking items (ConsumerFoods class). I can find patterns in real life like Eva did while observingthe motion of the ball. I used the organization technique with two otherwebsites I made. 6. How can I use this outside of the science classroom? When I am talking to someone over the phone, Ishould be as descriptive as possible and makesure I am explaining what I am saying. I make sure what I say is easy to understandand is enough so everyone understands what Iam trying to tell them. Also, to allow people to understand my ideasclearly and interpret what I am saying correctly. I can use the proper/better way to link andorganize files in any file directory and/or anywebsite (FTP SERVER/DNS) 7. 11-16-11Line Graphs 8. What did I learn today? What line graphs are and their purpose. Independent and Dependent Axes Mass is independent and volume is dependent The trend line is different from a data linebecause a trend line shows similarities in dataover time where a data line displays data. Degrees Celsius is an acceptable unit formeasuring temperature The five rule is used to determine the differencebetween a physical quantity or a unit. Different parts of a line graph 9. How did I learn it? Studying the line graph given to us in class onthe worksheet. Deeply locking and understand the line graphparts and details. The interactive learning course which Mr.Thomas guided us through. The Guidelines given to us. The explanations that were presented to us inclass and the expectations were set for qualitywork. 10. How did I use it in class? I can understand line graphs better now inclass. I can accurately make and organize linegraphs the correct way I can read and analyze data in a line graphwith great detail I can also see trends in data by creating aline graph 11. How can I use this outside of the science classroom? I will be able to read line graphs for varioustypes of data displayed in the form of a linegraph. I can look a stock graph or a diverse populationline graph. I can tell the difference between a trend line anda data line. I can find similarities between data types anddisplays. Almost always, I can use my knowledge to makeand determine the purpose of a line graph. 12. 11-17-11Applying LineGraphs 13. What did I learn today? How to use our understanding of linegraphs to make a line graph. Applying our knowledge from 3.2 andrecreate a similar experiment in 4.3. Line Graphs can show various data types. 14. How did I learn it? We performed a similar experiment in 4.3 as wedid in 3.2. We stacked three books on top of each otherand led a ramp down. We rolled a ball down the ramp and dropped asandbag at the position at which the ball wasevery second. We recorded out data and measured thedistance traveled by the ball using a meter stickwhere the sandbags were dropped everysecond. 15. How did I use it in class? I used my data table to plot points on a linegraph. I used my previous knowledge of increments,intervals, axes and trend lines to display my data Line Graphs can be used to show relationships(Time vs Position) or patterns(2 cm/second) They show data (visually) in a way that you canunderstand it with great detail and analyze itbetter than a data table (a bunch of numbers) 16. How can I use it outside the science classroom? If I experiment again, my data can be shown ona line graph to be albe to identify trends, rise indata, drop in data, or any other patterns. If I am given a line graph, I can find trends,relationships, independent and dependantvariables. I can use line graphs to show (position vs time)relativity or recurring trends and/or data. I can understand changes in stock markets ormy GPA using the graphs provided to me (rise,drop or no change). 17. 11-18-11 Applying what welearned about linegraphs to experiments 18. What did I learn today? I learned to use line graphs to determinepatterns and make inferences. I learned that if tick marks are not at equaldistance apart, your line graph could beconsidered misleading and you will not beable to find accurate patterns. I learned that you need to use a ruler tomake a line graph 19. How did I learn it? I made a graph in class and analyzed itwith the rubric and expectations. We analyzed group 1s graph and realizedwhat we shouldnt do. We should not make our own intervals ofour data points as it messes up our graph. You need to overlook you graph and dataand see if they match. 20. How did I use it in class? I fixed our groups graph putting a data table intothe graph. I used it on my homework to make an accurateline graph with eqaully distances tick marks andstaright lines made with a ruler. I italicized the t and the x in the labels. I made sure my data table was in my graph atthe top right hand corner and it showed everydata point I plotted. 21. How can I use it outside thescience classroom? I can determine if a graph is misleadingwhen I see one. Be careful of advertisers who make theirgraphs misleading to grab more attention. I will not make misleading graphs and willbe able to analyze them more effectively. 22. 11-21-11 Applying what welearned about linegraphs to experiments 23. What did I learn today? I learned that make many types line graphs butdata points are always plotted in the same way. I also learned that if we can graph any type ofdata on a line graph then we can determinemany different kinds of trends and patterns. A data line has to be accurate and identifiable soreaders can determine the proper patterns andformations. 24. How did I learn it? We learned that we have to have arrowson the dependable axis since the data isvariant and can be used in differentmethods. Mr.Thomas showed us misrakes in ourgroups graph and we realized how muchchange a inaccurate line can bring topatterns. 25. How did I use it in class? I made my graphs data lines and pointsaccurate and identifiable so people canuse my data correctly. I corrected our groups graph to make itaccurate and look better (visually) 26. How can I use it outside the science classroom? I can determine patterns in a graph andunderstand graphs better and moreefficiently. I learned to determine mistakes and avoidthem to understand a visual display ofdata (line graph) 27. 11-22-11Using what we looked at to apply to line graphs 28. What did I learn today? I learned how a graph would look like dependingon its distance traveled over time. I learned what displacement is used for. Direction, magnitude, and units 3 sections thatmake a physical quantity I also learned what a path length is The unit we will usually always use for class ismeters the difference between a coordinate plane and aline graph and what a bar graph is. 29. How did I learn it? I learned it by applying previousknowledge to understand the topic thatwas given to us beforehand. 30. How did I use it in class? I used meters to identify postions/distance. I used it so that I know to identify graphson a quiz or a worksheet. Direction, magnitude, and units can helpme label the graph and show changes inposition. I can use displacement when I am creatinga data table. 31. How can I use it outside thescience classroom? I can use my understanding of graphs toimprove them even more. I know the correct definitions of terms andthe difference between other graphs so Ican label everything correctlywithout making a mistake. I know to analyze data using physicalquantities and its 3 parts. 32. 11-28-11 33. What did I learn today? I learned to look at graphs without labelsand identify the data being shown. I learned to formulate our own labelsdepending on what we understand aboutthe graph. 34. How did I learn it? Learning what to do in 4.5 and formulatingthe labels and data in 4.5 35. How did I use it in class? I did 4.5 and identified the labels. I used my previous knowledge to identifypatterns and speed calculations(meters/second) I can use a data line and make a graphusing my understanding. 36. How can I use it outside thescience classroom? I can construct a fully functional graph outof a data line without labels. I can identify patterns without looking atnumerical values labeled in a graph. Idtify patterns faster and more efficently. 37. 11-29-11Revising Modelsusing Data Analysis 38. What did I learn today? We learned about the four basic types of models. Mental Models- Use words Mathematical Models- Use math Physical Models- Physical objects that explain the relationshipbetween things Computer Models- Uses many different mathematical models andmental models We also learned that the Learning Cycle is Data Analysis IdentifyPatterns Creating Models How Test Prediction. An object was move towards the origin and there are two originsTime Origin and Position Origin. A data line can have an increasing or decreasing speed whilemoving in a negative or positive direction. A graph can have many different visual representations for one dataset and can have different orientations to view the data. 39. How did I learn it? I learned it when we analyzed the graphsin 5.2 We tested our class model for 4.5 andthey were proved to be too general 40. How did I use it in class? I formulated a better explanation andmodel for 5.2 and I made my model nottoo general or too specific. I replicated a better understanding of theidea of models and how there are manytypes. 41. How can I use it outside thescience classroom? I can formulate a better understanding ifthe object is moving towards the origin oraway from it in a negative or positivedirection. I can determine if an object is decreasingspeed or increasing speed based on mynew model (revised in 5.2)</p>

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