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Creating a Bar Graph with a Graphing Program
In this lab activity students will use cloud cover data from five cities (real data from NASA's TRMM instrument) to prepare a data table and graph using any available software. After downloading the data from the S'COOL homepage, they will prepare a spreadsheet and graph, and write sentences describing the dependent and independent variables and describing each cloud group. The site features text, an example data table and graph, and grading rubric.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2613
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Carolyn Green
NASA's S'COOL Project