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weather

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm
by tgillespie
We did the weather project "What happens when a warm front meets a cold front". We used the balloon and water expirement and are done with most of the work but are stuck on how to do a graph or chart. Any suggestions on what to do for a graph or chart?

Re: weather

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:25 am
by HeatherL
Hi there,

Welcome to Science Buddies! It sounds like you decided to do this abbreviated project idea: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p016.shtml

Can you tell me a little more about your procedure? Did you float a cold water balloon in hot water, a hot water balloon in cold water, or both?

What did you measure? Did you measure the direction of movement of the balloon? How did you record the information?

Once I understand your results, I can help you present them in a graphical form.

Heather

Re: weather

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:02 pm
by tgillespie
We did hot water balloon in cold water and the cold water balloon in hot water. The hot balloon floated in cold water and the cold balloon sank in hot water. Both reacted instantly. Still not sure how to graph.
Taylor

Re: weather

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm
by klhjbh62604
Hello tgillespie:

Below I am going to provide you a link to help you create your graph. Please visit the site and review the material. If you still need help please let us know.

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ysis.shtml

Thanks,
klhjbh62604

Re: weather

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:31 pm
by HeatherL
Hi Taylor,

I understand your confusion. It is rather difficult to graphically represent "float" vs. "sink." Your data are more qualitative (something you saw) than quantitative (number-based). Have you considered displaying photos of what happened?

Heather