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Geographic Fieldwork & Enquiry Skills: Data Presentation - Chapter Summary
This chapter aims to make sure you understand geographic fieldwork and enquiry skills as they relate to data presentation. Entertaining lessons explore histograms, bar graphs, sketch maps and other presentation tools. They also explore ways to construct scale maps, graphs from data and more. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Explain the importance of and how to develop a spatial perspective in geography
- Construct and interpret a scale map
- Define and describe the uses of sketch maps, flow maps and field sketches
- Describe how to construct a cross-section from a map
- Share the definitions of histograms and bar graphs
- Exhibit an ability to construct a graph from data
- Provide the definitions of graph terminology that includes axis, range and scale
- Name and describe different types of tables and graphs
Select any lessons to review based on your desired knowledge of the geographic fieldwork and enquiry skills covered in this chapter. Revisit the lessons as many times as you'd like, and take their accompanying quizzes to test your understanding of the concepts they cover. If you need help understanding any information presented in this chapter, be sure to send your questions to our experts. When ready, test your comprehension of the lessons by taking the practice chapter exam.
1. Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how and why a spatial perspective is important in geography and describe some of the tools and techniques used to develop such a spatial perspective. A short quiz will follow.
2. How to Construct and Interpret a Scale Map
This lesson will explain what a scale map is and how it represents two different things on the map expressed as a ratio. This lesson will also demonstrate the steps needed to create a scale map from any ordinary map.
3. Sketch Maps, Flow Maps & Field Sketches
Maps are very useful when visualizing what is happening in an area. In this lesson, we'll learn about sketch maps, flow maps and field sketches. We'll also learn how to draw a field sketch.
4. How to Construct a Cross-Section from a Map
A topographic map can be used to create a cross-section along any line drawn on the map. This lesson will demonstrate how to do this by looking at a map of Armadillo Ridge.
5. Histogram Lesson for Kids
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The same is true in math. Graphs are visual pictures of numbers and data, and they can show us what those numbers are saying. This lesson will explain what a histogram is and how it shows a picture of data.
6. Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples
A bar graph is a mathematical representation of data. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a bar graph, including how to recognize the different types of bar graphs. You will also learn how to create bar graphs.
7. How to Construct Graphs from Data
This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.
8. Graph Terminology Axis, Range & Scale
This lesson will focus on what the X- and Y-axes are and what the terms range and scale are as they pertain to graphing. Later in the lesson, the idea of scale breaks will be discussed.
9. Understanding Data Presented in Tables & Graphs
Data is often presented in tables and graphs to make it easier to understand and interpret. In this lesson, you will learn about several types of tables and graphs, and develop the skills needed to understand them.
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