Science - 2019-20

PH.2 b-c - Graphically Represented Relationships

The student will investigate and understand how to analyze and interpret data. Key concepts include

b)  relationships between physical quantities are determined using the shape of a curve passing through experimentally obtained data; and

c)  the slope of a linear relationship is calculated and includes appropriate units.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • I can determine the impact a steep hill has on the average and instantaneous speed of a runner.
  • I can determine how much money I will need to buy any quantity of an item.


The concepts developed in this standard include the following:

  • Graphing and dimensional analysis are used to reveal relationships and other important features of data.
  • Predictions are made from trends based on the data.
  • The shape of the curve fit to experimentally obtained data is used to determine the relationship of the plotted quantities.
  • All experimental data do not follow a linear relationship.
  • The area under the curve of experimentally obtained data is used to determine related physical quantities.


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

a-b) recognize linear and nonlinear relationships from graphed data.

     where appropriate, draw a straight line through a set of experimental data points and determine the slope and/or area under the curve.

c) use dimensional analysis to verify appropriate units.


Updated: Dec 01, 2017