Field Study: Data Analysis

After three days of conducting field study work outside, students spent the class period analyzing their samples and then organizing and analyzing their data.  Using the field study analysis worksheet, students made tables and graphs, and then shared their results with other students before completing the summary questions.

With 4 of our 6 classroom computers suddenly out of commission, there has been a backlog of students wanting to analyze pictures taken during the field study.  For students with Internet access and a computer available outside of school, histogram analysis can be conducted with software like GIMP 2.8 (available for free) or Adobe Photoshop (sign up for a free 30 day trial).