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SciGirls | Turtle Mania 04: Share

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Gathering data is but a portion of an inquiry investigation; the ultimate challenge is what to do with all that information. In this video clip from SciGirls: Turtle Mania, the girls gather up all the data from their turtle population study and basking platform test. They then interpret their observations, reach their conclusions and set about constructing a coherent and hopefully persuasive presentation. To truly get the most out of their investigation, it’s vital to remain open to new ideas even while sharing their final results.

SciGirls | Workin' It Out 04: Analyze Data

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When doing an investigation it's important to take lots of different measurements. The SciGirls are surprised by the measurements taken by the accelerometers they were wearing while testing their four activities. They decide to look at the results in light of some of the other measurements they took.

SciGirls | Science Cooks! 04: Share

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After collecting data about which recipe the public like the most, the SciGirls do some analysis. They find some surprising results and realize that their new recipes are a lot healthier than the originals.

SciGirls | Habitat Havoc 04: Share

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After drawing conclusions about the different impacts on the ecosystem by native and non-native plants, the SciGirls decide to share their findings with their classmates. They decide to also make some changes to their environment by planting a native butterfly garden and want to see if their classmates will help them.

SciGirls | Horsing Around 06: Share

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The SciGirls take a look at all the data they collected and analyze it to determine which horse will be the smoothest ride. One of the SciGirls is biased and wants one horse to win over the others. Her friends make sure that their decision is based purely on the results of their scientific investigation.

SciGirls | Aquabots 06: Analyze Data and Share

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Having completed their experiment the SciGirls identify and count the number of organisms they collected in the two different oyster reefs. After counting, the girls use a bar graph to look for patterns in their data and make conclusions about whether the restored oyster reef was successfully increasing the number of oysters living in the Bay. Their mentor helps them make conclusions and talks to them about the importance of the work they've done.

SciGirls | Workin' It Out 06: Analyze and Share

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This SciGirls video is a good example of data analysis. When you enjoy doing a physical activity you will want to do it more often and you will push yourself harder when doing it. The SciGirls draw conclusions based on all the data they collected when testing the three activities.