To present data using a graph.
Explain to children that we have some data gathered from our rainfall investigation.
We want to show this data in a graph to help us understand it. Explain that a graph is like a picture of data. We must include labels to help us to see what the data is telling us. Demonstrate how children should colour a square for each cm of rainfall on the graph sheet. Discuss how the graph helps us to see how much rainfall there was and also to compare different days. What information can we find out from this graph?
(If you are behind on your rainfall investigation, you could fill it in this week as you go).
What is data?
What information can we find out from this graph?
Why is it useful to record information using a graph?
Why might scientists study graphs?
Why is it helpful to know things about the weather?