On Your Mark! Laptop Graphing Guide:

Part 3: Computer Graphing

  1. Each group member must obtain a laptop from the laptop cart and begin preparations to graph on a computer.

  2. Open Microsoft Excel (green icon) and start with a new, blank workbook.

  3. Enter your data points under the two columns.  Column A is your x-axis.  Column B is your y-axis.  ⚠ Do not enter any units, just numbers.

  4. Highlight your data by either dragging your mouse over both column headers (A and B) or by dragging your mouse over your data on the spreadsheet.

  5. Insert ⇾ X Y (Scatter) ⇾ Scatter

  6. Select your graph ⇾ Trendline ⇾ More Trendline Options… ⇾ select Linear AND select display equation on chart

  7. Page Layout⇾ Page Setup ⇾

    1. Orientation ⇾ Landscape

    2. Breaks

  8. Write down your name, date, and date in a convenient location on the sheet.

  9. Make sure everything - your data, scatter plot, name, date, and period - fits into a single page.

You MUST get the OK from your instructor before printing.  Do not waste paper by printing over multiple pages!

Donation list for 2017:

 - 2-liter bottles (preferably empty)
 - Large plastic bags (yard-waste type)
 - PVC glue & PVC parts
 - Duct tape

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A Welcome to Students of Mr. Ho

Hi! I'm Mr. Ho, your Physics & Earth Science instructor this year, and this is my site. Browse the tabs above to navigate to information about the day's activities or missing work.  The Syllabus is on your right.

I am just as excited as you are to be a part of your education here at McClatchy.  Together, we will explore ideas in gravity, energy, electricity, and so much more in Physics.  Earth Science Students will get the opportunity to study topics such as space, oceans, and climate change.  The focus of this course is to better your understanding of our universe.  And while we're at it, let's work on making you a better solver and thinker.  To that end, we'll be engaging in labs, demonstrations, hands-on projects, and computer simulations to help you along.

I've found that many students aren't really sure how Physics or Earth Science will help shape their future or move them towards their goals, but let me assure you that every step we take in becoming more familiar with your world will help you in every way.  And it turns out that Physics is a lot of fun and much more than "just Math" and that Earth Science is a whole lotta everything!  If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, you've signed up for the right class.

- Mr. Ho, Fall 2016