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Continue your excellent figure labeling with the new pictures.


Formatting figures[edit]

Any photograph, map, diagram, or handout that is embedded in your wiki counts as a figure. Tables should be handled differently.

Adding numbered captions to your figures can simplify your writing. You can refer a reader to a picture as simply as this: (Fig 1). No need to say see below or to the right of this text, particularly when the figure may move depending on the window size in which the page is viewed. So, I suggest captions like this: Figure 1. Enough detail following the figure number to orient the reader to the image. Figure captions do not work well in the Rich Text editor, so it may be worth turning that off to edit captions. The following image and caption was added to this page using this syntax:[[Image:RainbowHypothesis.jpg|Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses|thumb]]

Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Figures}}''from your page.

For what grade was this developed? Fix the template near the top of the edited page.

Math connection[edit]

Can you be more specific on the math connection. You mention analysis, but there is no depth of description to guide a teacher interested in doing this activity. You might want to mention mapping and graphing rather than analysis. Also, you need to strengthen your description of the hypothesis that the students are testing. They have a predicted map and an actual map, so there is good hypothesis testing in there. Students are comparing their observations to a hypothesis generated by someone else. It is very useful to emphasize that a lack of match between the two is not failure. Rather it is successful rejection of the hypothesis.

Let's get some literature connections in here:


Formatting citations[edit]

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To insure that a reader can reliably track down the specific book or article you intended, it is useful to provide the following information:

  • Author(s) (last name followed by first initials; secondary authors: initials followed by last name); year; Book title or article title; publisher (for books) or Periodical title (for articles); volume and page numbers (both for articles)

Formatted examples:

  • Brown, M.W. and C. Hurd. 1947. Goodnight Moon. Harper.
  • Bentley, W.A. 1905. Studies of raindrops and raindrop phenomena. Monthly weather review. 32. 450

Once changes have been made, delete the following text: {{citations}}

dmccabe 04:40, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)16:40, 11 February 2009