Flashcards in Geography Graphs Deck (17):
What are graphs?
Graphs are diagrams that show information in a clear and simple way.
Name 2 uses for graphs.
To describe a situation
To show how one thing is related or linked to another
Facts and figures used to draw graphs.
From where can we obtain data?
Collecting information from fieldwork or looking it up in books (or on the Internet).
What do we call information that we collect ourselves?
What is secondary data?
Information from other sources.
When drawing a graph it should have:
A title describing what it is showing
Labels along the bottom and side to explain what they show
Figures plotted accurately.
Name 4 common types of graphs.
Bar graphs(hopefully a juice bar)
Line graphs (fish hate these!)
Pie graphs (yum yum!)
Scatter graphs (someone farted)
Why would one choose to use a bar graph?
To compare different things or quantities.
How are the bars on bar graphs drawn?
Either vertically or horizontally
What are lines best used for?
To show changes or trends over a period of time or to help predict future changes.
What do line graphs look like?
A series of points that are joined up to form a line.
When is it best to use a pie graph?
When you want to show proportions and to help see how something is divided up.
What does a pie graph look like?
It is drawn as a circle which is divided into several pieces or sectors.
What does the whole circle of a pie graph equal?
When is it best to use a scatter graph?
To see if information about 2 different things is related or linked.