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Scientific Method and TAILS for graphing.

Purpose/Problem During this step of the Scientific Method you ask yourself "What do you want to learn?"
Research During this step of the Scientific Method you find out as much about your topic as you can.
Hypothesis In this step of the Scientific Method you predict the answer to the purpose/problem.
Experiment This is the step where you design a test to confirm or disprove your hypothesis.
Analysis You record what happened, look at and interpret the data.
Conclusion During this step you answer the question, "Does the data support my hypothesis?"
control The factor in an experiment that remains the same.
dependent variable This is the factor that is being tested.
independent variable The factor that affects the value of the dependent variable.
What does the T in TAILS stand for? T stands for title. It may be written as a statement or it may ask a question.
What does the A in TAILS stand for? A stands for axes. the dependent variable goes on the Y axis and the independent variable goes on the X axis. Remember, DRY MIX.
What does the I in TAILS stand for? I stands for intervals. Intervals on each axis must be equally spaced.
What does the L in TAILS stand for? L stands for labels. Both axes must be labeled and units included if applicable.
What does the S in TAILS stand for? S stands for scale. the data points must fill the graphing area.
When do you use a bar graph? You use a bar graph to compare two or more things.
When do you use a line graph? You use a line graph to show how something changes over time or to show the relationship between two quantities as those quantities are changing.
When should you use a pie graph (circle graph)? This graph gives you a quick view of the relationships among parts of a whole.
Created by: emurphey