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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by bernard » January 7th, 2015, 12:05 pm

DeathLlama9 wrote:Hi,

just wondering, but what can we make graphs on? Thanks!
I have an excel template I made for the graphs; I'll upload it here when I get home.
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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by chalker » January 7th, 2015, 3:39 pm

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DeathLlama9 wrote:Hi,

just wondering, but what can we make graphs on? Thanks!
Microsoft Word is what I use. I suggest the scatter under charts.
I assume you meant Microsoft Excel, not Word...

You can always use graph paper to draw them by hand. Another free option is Google Sheets (https://www.google.com/intl/en/sheets/about/)

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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by retired1 » January 7th, 2015, 4:57 pm

I do not have it, but have been told that word 2013 includes a portion of excel.

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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by iwonder » January 7th, 2015, 5:34 pm

DeathLlama9 wrote:Hi,

just wondering, but what can we make graphs on? Thanks!
Excel would be recommended over word :P

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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by chinesesushi » January 7th, 2015, 6:18 pm

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chinesesushi wrote:
DeathLlama9 wrote:Hi,

just wondering, but what can we make graphs on? Thanks!
Microsoft Word is what I use. I suggest the scatter under charts.
I assume you meant Microsoft Excel, not Word...

You can always use graph paper to draw them by hand. Another free option is Google Sheets (https://www.google.com/intl/en/sheets/about/)
No I meant Microsoft Word. Adding the scatter graph under charts under insert in Word in general leads to cleaner layouts for me. And it's quicker too. Though I suppose I mean Microsoft Excel because it's like a hybrid of the two... like inserting the scatter graph opens up a mini window of microsoft excel
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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by bernard » January 7th, 2015, 9:16 pm

As promised, I have attached my template for the graphs. All instructions are on the sheet. To make more graphs, you can either copy the sheet or make a separate workbook for each graph.
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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by DeathLlama9 » January 8th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Sorry, I meant the actual content :oops:

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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by mluth10 » January 8th, 2015, 9:16 pm

Hey everyone, I'm new to SciOly this year and was wondering if you pros could give me a few tips. For starters, where are you guys getting your boards t make the bases and sides? I mean the ones that have holes in them. :)

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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by bernard » January 8th, 2015, 9:32 pm

mluth10 wrote:Hey everyone, I'm new to SciOly this year and was wondering if you pros could give me a few tips. For starters, where are you guys getting your boards t make the bases and sides? I mean the ones that have holes in them. :)
Hi, and welcome to Science Olympiad! I think you are describing pegboard (click here for an image). You can buy it at Home Depot or Lowes. I prefer Home Depot because I'm familiar with it and I know they have cutting service so you don't have to cut everything with a hacksaw. :D
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Re: Air Trajectory B/C

Post by chalker » January 9th, 2015, 10:34 am

mluth10 wrote:Hey everyone, I'm new to SciOly this year and was wondering if you pros could give me a few tips. For starters, where are you guys getting your boards t make the bases and sides? I mean the ones that have holes in them. :)
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