The skill development
activities on the left-hand sidebar will help you to use Vernier's Graphical
Analysis for Windows and Microsoft's Excel 2000 software to analyze
and graphically display data with a PC.
Analysis software will allow you to easily add , graph, and analyze
data. Data can be manually entered in to the data table or imported
from a Texas Instruments graphing calculator using TI-GRAPH LINK. Data
can be imported from the following graphing calculators: TI-73, TI-82,
TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-92, and TI-92 Plus.
is an inexpensive software which can be purchased for either a Macintosh
or a Windows computer. Visit Vernier's
Graphical Analysis page to look at some of the features of this
data analysis software.
The three skill
development activities on the left hand sidebar will take you through
the basics of using the Graphical Analysis software.
The second set of skill development activities will focus on using
Microsoft Excel to create and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. Visit
Microsoft's web site
to learn about the newest features found in this latest version of Excel.
The first skill development activity will take you through the process
of entering data manually and copying data to the clipboard from a data
site on the web.
The second skill development activity will take you through entering
and using formulas to perform simple calculations. Finding averages
is a simple process when you know how to use formulas to automate the
The third skill development activity will introduce you to making charts
and graphs from the data you have entered. Research has shown that representing
data graphically gives the observer a more accurate picture of the data.
This allows for better recall of the information being presented.
The links page will provide you with links to lessons using data analysis
software and also additional tutorials on using the software.