Frequency Histograms *
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|Time Required||Short (2-5 days)|
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AbstractCan you remember what the weather was like last week? Last year? Here's a project that looks at what the weather was like for over a hundred years. You'll use historical climate data to look at moisture conditions in regions across the continental U.S. You'll use a spreadsheet program to calculate the frequency of different moisture conditions for each region and make graphs for comparison. Which part of the country has the most frequent droughts? The most frequent periods of prolonged rain? The most consistent precipitation? Here's one way to find out. Dry Spells, Wet Spells: How Common Are They?
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Science Buddies Staff. "Frequency Histograms." Science Buddies, 28 July 2017, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Math_p040/pure-mathematics/frequency-histograms. Accessed 16 Sep. 2019.
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