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  1. 1. ACT Science: How to read charts and graphs ACT Prep
  2. 2.  First- look at the title to find out what this pie chart shows  Area of New York City by Boroughs This will let you know the TYPE of information you’re looking at
  3. 3.  Next, you should be able to answer questions about this pie chart. What borough has the largest area?  Queens What is the next largest area?  Brooklyn
  4. 4.  What information is supplied in this chart?  Survey of whether or not certain groups think video games  How many people said yes  How the survey was divided age group wise
  5. 5.  What information is NOT supplied in this chart?  Why they think this  What types of video games they meant  Whether the people were male or female  At what age the survey stopped teenager, adults, elderly
  6. 6. What information is in this chart? What contributes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions What gases make up greenhouse gas emissions Percentage for each
  7. 7. Reading Charts and Graphs You need to be able to identify the information in the chart You should be able to use the information to explain what is NOT in the chart. What doesn’t it tell you? You should be able to use the information to extrapolate information
  8. 8. Bar Chart  What does this chart show?  Revenues by year  What year had the highest revenue?  2006  What year had the lowest revenue?  2008
  9. 9. Using charts to prove a hypothesis  What hypothesis is NOT supported by this graph?  Fertilizers make plants grow taller than just water  This is not supported because water and Peters appear to affect plants the same
  10. 10. What does this chart prove? The higher the wind, and lower thetemperature, the faster you will get frostbite
  11. 11. Tips Pay attention to color coding, and labels Always read the title, and supplementary information on the chart/graph Think of what the chart tells you, as well as what it does not tell you Be careful of questions that include NOT and EXCEPT
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