and graphing software are tools for organizing, representing, and
comparing data. This activity illustrates how weather data can be
collected and examined using these tools.
Working on activities like these, students learn to set up
a simple spreadsheet and use it in posing and solving problems,
examining data, and investigating patterns, as described in the
||Collecting and Examining Weather Data (5.5.1)
Students organize and then examine data that has been collected over a period of time in a spreadsheet.
||Representing and Interpreting Data (5.5.2)
use the graphing functions of a spreadsheet to help them interpret