Category: handling data from experiments

This section is about examining the data that sensors collect from experiments. Understanding the data that sensors provide is surely the reason for bothering to collect it! You can download csv files for all the graphs here to import into Excel or other software. Do use the topics/ keywords to find what you need.

data on the planets

visitors this year: 33 Datasets (files) like the one below are useful in science. There is data to analyse by drawing graphs. The file below is in a ‘CSV’ format. Open it in your spreadsheet...

tip for graphing with Excel

visitors this year: 47 Sometimes you need to graph several variables one after the other – for example, in this weather database, we plotted the daily maximum temperature against time. For clarity, we plotted...

data on the periodic table

visitors this year: 40 Datasets (files) like the one below are useful in science. There is data to analyse by drawing graphs. The file below is in a ‘CSV’ format. Open it in your spreadsheet...

data on breakfast cereals

visitors this year: 40 Datasets (files) like the one below are useful in science. They have data to analyse by drawing graphs. The file below is in a ‘CSV’ format. Open this one in your...

freezing a bun or bread roll

visitors this year: 72 We scientists do the strangest of things. We wanted to see the temperature changes when you freeze and thaw things. So we took a ‘bun’ (a bread roll), placed temperature...

cart rolling down a slope

visitors this year: 349 A cart rolling down a hill certainly has energy which in turn affects its speed. But how does this speed change when you start the car off from a different...

heating ice

visitors this year: 272 You would think that when you heat up ice that it gets warmer bit by bit. And maybe that the more you heat it the hotter it gets. Well it’s...

a cooling curve

visitors this year: 4,777 I expect that when something cools, it will get cooler in a plodding kind of way. That’s true, but when something changes state, the cooling is not so steady.The graph...

keep the house warm

visitors this year: 61 We need to keep our homes warm in cold weather. We also need to do this as economically as possible. There are several ways to insulate your home and keep...

checking a TV remote controller

visitors this year: 105 An infrared remote control unit sends messages, using infrared ‘light’ to recorders and televisions. Point a remote controller at a light sensor and it may be able to pick up the...

pH data on souring milk

visitors this year: 110 The label on my milk bottle tells me how long the milk will ‘last’ at different temperatures. What do they measure to make this assessment? Is it the pH? I summoned...

lots of graphs and results

visitors this year: 88 Here are screenshots from experiments we’ve tried over the years. You may find a worksheet for the experiment by searching for the topic or by trawling here. You can download the...

about the ‘sid’ file format

visitors this year: 105 Q. What is SID? A. It’s a standard file format that every data logging manufacturer is encouraged to support. The results of data logging experiments can be better shared in...