Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Geogebra ~ A Studying Tool

Lesson Content:
1. Classify resources as renewable and nonrenewable
2. Distinguish between raw and processed data
3. Review all content from the Unit

Lesson Skills:
     1. Process data
         a. Calculate averages of repeated measurements
         b. Input data into a table in a spreadsheet
              i. Write headers with units
              ii. Write only the numbers with the data
         c. Use a formula in a spreadsheet to calculate averages
         d. Plot points in a graph program from data in a spreadsheet
              i. Adjust the window of the graph so  that all points can be seen
              ii. Adjust the window so that the points occupy most of the area of the graph

1. Take screenshots of a particular area of the screen.
2. Attach the file to an email.


1. Scribe decision
2. Talk about agenda
3. Show where to download resources for class
4. Do "the quiz"
5. Download geogabra.
6. Explore geogabra
7. Take Screen shot of geogebra


At the beginning of class we were asked to download a graph application called geogebra. Geogebra was designed by scandinavian researchers for children of all ages. Geogebra is used for kindergarten kids to make pictures to middle schoolers for science, to high schoolers for algebra, or geometry. Geometry was it's original purpose but it is used for a much larger variety of uses now. Today we used geogebra to map out the data that we received from our water rocket tests.

Geogebra has many functions such as the ability to let you add grid lines and record data as shown above. It give you the option to use the positive and negative values on the graphs. It also gives you the option to make a polygon, a circle or an eclipse.  

Study for test: 

Study tips: 

  1. Investigation - Energy Circus (Look at the answer key in the 3rd table)
  2. Study Vocabulary! Energy Set 2 (challenge - optional)

At the end of the day we started to study for the test. There are many ways to study for the test including: Reading scribe posts, using the activities we previously did during the unit, and even trying to redo the first test on paper. 

~William Morrissey

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