T.H. Rogers School
Subject: Graphing and Linear Regressions
Topic: Graphing using real world NasCar race data
Purpose: To illustrate the concepts of data collection, linear regression, data interpretation.
- Graphing Calculators
- Computers with Internet access
- Graph Paper
Description: In this activity the students will collect and graph speed, time and/or distane data on moving objects (race cars, rockets, airplanes, etc.)
- Search the Web to locate data on race cars, rockets, airplanes, or any type of moving vechicle.
- Interpret, explain and or describe data sets.
- Determine the best set of axis and plot data.
- Use Graphing calculator to determine Line of Regression Equation
- Graph Line of Regression on graph with data points
Assessment: Students will explain, both written and in a verbal presentation, their interpretation of the data. Students will use their equations, graphs and data to answer questions and make predictions and estimations onpossible outcome. Finally, students will compose a test to be given using their data.
- RaceTime -- Site for Lap by Lap Race Stats
- CBS SportsLine AutoRacing
- Indy 500 Record Book
- NASA's Reuseable Launch Vehicles Page -- data on rocket launches
- Yahoo's Aviation and Areonautics Search Page
- Links to Internet Search Engines
This lesson was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC) a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Copyright June,1997 Kedric George