Thursday, December 31, 2009

Directed Graph


Starting from the circle with a 1 in it, make as many different 4 digit numbers as you can.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lake Alfred Water Elevation


Compare the daily maximum water elevation of this year and last year.

When was the water level lowest during the 2001 drought?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Knowledge of Concepts

What happened to students' knowledge as the the number of modules the teachers used increased?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

NIH Trends

What type of project was most likey to get NIH funding in 2003?

In 2009?

In what year did the trend change?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thermal Radiation Curves

If you graph the intensity (that is, the amount) of thermal radiation given off by a star as a function of wavelength, you will get a graph like this:

Use this graph to fill in the blanks:

Stars with higher temperatures produce _____________ light.

Stars with lower temperatures have _____________ peak wavelengths.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Two Stars


You can use the x-axis from the top graph for the bottom graph as well.

Which graph shows peak wavelengths for a blue star?

Which graph shows peak wavelengths for a red star?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Filter Wavelength

Wavelength (Angstroms)
Ultraviolet (u)
Green (g)
Red (r)
Near Infrared (i)
Infrared (z)

Represent the information in the table above using the type of graph that you think represents it best.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Which type of electromagnetic energy has the biggest wavelengths?

Which type of electromagentic energy has the smallest wavelengths?

How big are the wavelengths that we can see?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

School Zone Citations

Which month had the most school zone speed citations?

Which month had the fewest?

Monday, December 21, 2009

School Test Scores

Dark blue = W B Saul High School For Ag Sciences
Light blue = Philadelphia City School District
Gray = Pennsylvania

Which school had the highest overall scores?

Which subject are more students proficient at?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Life of a Star

What do all stars form from?

What type of star will become a Red Giant?

What Type will become a Red Supergiant?

Which type of star will end its life by becoming a black hole?

Our sun is an average star. Will it eventually become a neutron star or a white dwarf?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

H-R Diagram

What color are the hottest stars?

What color are the coolest stars?

What type of stars are the most luminous?

What type are the least luminous?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Minard's Map


This chart describes Napoleon's march to and from Moscow and is famous for representing a large amount of information in a small space.

The thickness of the lines represents the number of soldiers.

What happened to the number of soldiers over the course of their march to and from Moscow.

What relationship can you see between temperature and the number of soldiers?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Different Types of Religious Services

Different Types of Religious Services

Choose some or all of the information above and make a chart or graph to represent it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Carbon Emission and Transportation Mode


How many pounds of CO2 per passenger mile are emitted by the average car with a solo driver? By a carpool with 3 people?

Compare the emissions by buses and intercity trains.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fertility vs Age

Which age group is most likely to get pregnant?

As women get older, they are _____ likely to be able to get pregnant.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cerebral Palsy and Cesarean Sections

Approximately how many cases of cerebral palsy per 1000 birth were there in 1970? 2000?

Approximately what was percentage of babies born by cesarean in 1970? 2000?

From this graph, does it seem that an increase in cesarean births has affected the number of cases of cerebral palsy?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Health Problems in Cloned Animals vs Conventional


Approximately what percentage of cloned cows suffer from late-term pregnancy loss?

Approximately what percentage of conventional cows suffer from late-term pregnancy loss?

Which type of animal has the lowest overall mortality rate?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Most Popular Christmas Toys by Year

Click on the graphic if you need to to view it larger.

What was the most popular Christmas toy the year you were born?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Anatomy of an Infographic

According to this infographic:

What are some of the best ways to travel?

What are some ways to use less?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Food Stamps

Approximately what percentage of Americans used food stamps in 2009?

Approximately what percentage of Americans used food stamps in 1969?

At what other times had food stamp use peaked?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Michael Jackson Google Searches

Which song was the most popular over the time span of this graph?

When were the most Google searches for Michael Jackson songs?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Evolution of Storage


How many minutes does a 12 inch record hold?

How many cassette tapes' worth can an Ipod store?

How many 5.25 inch floppy disks' worth of data can a flash drive store?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gantt Chart


When does computer modelling start and finish?
Which tasks take the longest and shortest amounts of time?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Polar Area Diagram

This "Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army in the East" was published in Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army and sent to Queen Victoria in 1858.

This graphic indicates the number of deaths that occured from preventable diseases (in blue), those that were the results of wounds (in red), and those due to other causes (in black).

Which month had the most deaths from preventable diseases?

Which month had the most deaths from wounds?

In case you are interested, the legend reads:
The Areas of the blue, red, & black wedges are each measured from the centre as the common vertex. The blue wedges measured from the centre of the circle represent area for area the deaths from Preventable or Mitigable Zymotic diseases, the red wedges measured from the centre the deaths from wounds, & the black wedges measured from the centre the deaths from all other causes. The black line across the red triangle in Nov. 1854 marks the boundary of the deaths from all other causes during the month. In October 1854, & April 1855, the black area coincides with the red, in January & February 1855,(*) the blue coincides with the black. The entire areas may be compared by following the blue, the red, & the black lines enclosing them.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Renewable Energy Consumption in the Nation’s Energy Supply, 2008

What percentage of energy came from nuclear power in 2008?

What fuel was used most?

What type of renewable energy generated the most power?

Approximately what percentage of the total energy generated was generated by biomass?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cost of Healthy Eating

What type of food has decreased most in relative price since 1980?

What type has increased most?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Music and Oil


Which year had the greatest number of Rolling Stone's greatest hits of all time?

Which decade or decades had the greatest number of greatest hits?

Which decade had the highest oil production?

Do you think this graph shows a relationship or a coincidence?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hybrid Car Energy


What type of power does this hybrid use when going very slowly?

What type does it use when going quickly?

Describe when regenrative braking happens.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nolan Chart

This chart is attributed to David Nolan, and it attempts to describe the political spectrum.

Accodring to the Nolan chart, which types of political beliefs give the least economic freedom?

Which give the most economic freedom?

Which political belief gives the most personal freedom along with the least economic freedom?

Which political belief gives the most of both types of freedom?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

'Turkey' searches on Google experience annual surge

What time of year are there the most Google searches for turkey?

Why do you think there are so many searches for Turkey at this time of year, but fewer at Christmas?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Day Before Thanksgiving


This graph is from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Which states had the most people who looked up how to cook a turkey on

Name 5 states that fell within the average range.

Can you suggest a reason why people in some states are more or less likely to look up a turkey recipe online?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Colorblindness Pedigree Chart

X-linked traits are traits that are passed on from parents to offspring on the X chromosome (the chromosome related to gender). A common X-linked trait is colorblindness. The genes needed to distinguish red from green are on the X-chromosome. A female with one defective and one normal X-chromosome has normal vision. However, a male with a defective color vision gene on his X-chromosome, is colorblind. There are no genes for normal color vision on the Y-chromosome to cover for the defective X-chromosome. One way of tracing a trait through generations is a pedigree chart. Here is a colorblindness pedigree chart.

The first pair at the top had two children. Were they male or female? Colorblind or did they have normal vision?

One of those children had children. Could those children see color normally?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

World Health Cartograms

Child Mortality

People Living with HIV/AIDS

Healthcare Spending


Compare the child mortality and the healthcare spending cartograms. What do you notice?

Which cartograms look the most similar?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The World's Wealth Cartogram

This is a cartogram of the world in which the sizes of countries are proportional to Gross Domestic Product, which is a measure of how much wealth a country's economy generates, and hence, to an extent, of the wealth of the country's inhabitants.

Which countries have the largest part of the world's wealth?

Which continent seem to almost disappear on this cartogram?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cartogram of Population

Here is an ordinary map of the world:

and here is a cartogram representing world population:


In this map the sizes of countries are proportional not to their actual landmass but instead to the number of people living there; a country with 20 million people, for instance, appears twice as large as a country with 10 million.

Which countries have the most people?

Which countries look very different on this map, compared to the ordinary one?

Why might a country that appears large on the ordinary map appear small on this cartogram?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Spent Eating

In which country to people spend the most time eating?

In which country do they spend the least?

From this chart, what do you think is the ideal amount of time to spend eating each day?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Traffic Area Chart

Which type of vehicle had the highest number of accidents in 2005?

Which month had the most accidents?

Which month had the fewest motorcycle accidents?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Patient Flow Chart

Is it possible for a patient not to have to wait in the waiting room?

Why might a patient need to complete paperwork?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Morning Flow Chart

What is the first step in this flow chart?

What is the decision in this flow chart?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Police Organizational Chart


Who are the two people who report to the Director of Law Enforcement Services?

Who do the investigators report to?

Who does the lieutenant supervise?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Your Own Timeline Chart

See yesterday's Timeline Chart for Benjamin Franklin. Make a similar one for your own life showing at least 5 major events.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Timeline Chart for Benjamin Franklin

Approximately what year did Benjamin Franklin open a printing office in PA?

Approximately what year was his famous kite experiment?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Injury Figures Line Chart


Which cause of injury rises most as age increases?

Which cause of injury peaks in the late teen years? Why do you think this is?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Energy Usage Pie Chart

Residential Energy Costs


What is the largest source of residential energy cost?

What percentage of energy goes to refrigerators?

What percentage of energy is spent on changing the temperature of our homes?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Metal Density Bar Chart

Which metal is the most dense?

Which metal is the least dense?