In Episode 8, I discuss how students concluded their data gathering by organizing their data into a meaningful data table. We also brainstormed ways to use math to help “summarize” the data. Finally, students researched types of graphs in order to choose one that best represented their data.
In addition, I took this moment in the Science Fair continuum to have students reflect on the process so far. It’s important to do this regularly because the experiment takes place over such a long period of time. It helps them to put their day to day work into the context of their overall experiment. It’s easy for them to forget the point!