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Table of Contents
0 Objectives
1 Lab Components: Lab Investigation Question
Lab Components: Equipment and Equipment Setup
Lab Components: Procedures
Lab Components: Data
2 Lab Components: Data Analysis
Lab Components: Conclusion
Lab Components: Error Analysis
3 Data Tables in Google Docs and in general
4 Graphs
5 Calculating the Slope
6 How to Make an Equation from a Graph (Linearizing Data)
7 Collaborating with Google Docs (The Rules)
Multitasking -The Myth and How to do it Right
Dealing with Team Problems


Students will:

Write a clear and proper lab that includes:

2 Share a Google Drive folder.
3 Share a Google Doc.
4 Insert a drawing into a Google Doc.
5 Insert an image into a Google Doc.
6 Draw on top of an image in a Google Doc.
7 Identify the dependent, independent, and control variables in an experiment.
8 Draw a graph with the proper placement of dependent and independent variables.
9 Calculate a graph's slope.

Describe a graph as representing one of the five most graph types that we will use based on the graph's shape.

11 Derive an equation showing the relationship between two variables using data linearization.
12 Use LoggerPro as a tool for linearizing data.
13 Use LoggerPro to generate a line of best fit for a collection of data.
14 Use LoggerPro to properly display the graph's results.
15 How to take a "screenshot." a.k.a. screen grab, screen print, screen capture
16 Divide up the tasks in a lab.
17 Collaborate using Google Docs.
WS Homework answers
Some HW answers

by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)