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Excel 2007/2008 version Name Earth Sci. Computer Applications GEOL 5303 Lab 5: Plotting Seismic Wave Travel-Time

Earth Sci. Computer Applications GEOL 5303

Lab 5: Plotting Seismic Wave Travel-Time Curves in Excel

Your Mission:

(1) Plot your simulated “P” and “S” wave travel time data using Microsoft Excel

Your Supplies:

(1) Your P and S wave travel times from the last lab (2) Computer with Microsoft Excel (version 2007/2008)

Your Task:

1. Using the seismic wave data that you collected in the previous lab (Lab 4), you will

now plot this dataset using Microsoft Excel. To begin, login to a computer and open

up the Microsoft Excel program on your computer. Note: there are 2 different

versions of Excel in this computer lab – some computers have the 2003 version, and

The instructions contained in this lab are for

the 2007/2008 version!!! Please double check that you are using the matching

some have the 2007/2008 version.

instructions with the software on your computer.

2. To access Excel, you will probably need to navigate to Start All Programs

New Microsoft Office Document Microsoft Office Excel 2007.

3. Now you will enter the data from your Experiment 1 Walk table into the columns

labeled ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, and ‘E’ in Excel, setting your data table like the example

below. Enter the appropriate column titles in the first row. Enter the Trial, Average,

and Distance entries in column ‘A’. Enter 0 in column ‘B’. Enter “10” in the last

row of column ‘C’. Enter “20” in the last row of column ‘D’. Enter “30” in the last

row of column ‘E’.

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Excel 2007/2008 version 4. Next skip several rows and construct a 2 n d table, now

4. Next skip several rows and construct a 2 nd table, now entering the data from your Experiment 1 Run table. You want to just copy and paste your completed table from Step 2 here, and then edit the numbers so that they reflect your Run data. To copy/paste, simply click on the Copy or Paste icons under the Home tab located at the left top corner of your window.

simply click on the Copy or Paste icons under the Home tab located at the left

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5. Now is a very good time to save your work! To save, click on the Save icon in the top left corner of your window. You can also find a Save option by clicking on the Microsoft colorful icon and a dropdown menu should appear. Save your work to a location that makes sense to you (for example, on your USB drive, in your Documents folder, etc.) Give your file the name “YourName_Lab5_Data.xls

6. Now locate the “Sheet” tab at the bottom of the Excel window, and highlight the name Sheet1 with your mouse. Then type “Experiment 1”, and your worksheet should now be named Experiment 1.

1 ”, and your worksheet should now be named Experiment 1. 7. Next click on the
1 ”, and your worksheet should now be named Experiment 1. 7. Next click on the

7. Next click on the tab to the right (in the location shown above that is marked with a “+” sign; if you hover your mouse over this area, it should say “Insert Worksheet”), highlight the name Sheet with your mouse and type “Experiment 2”. You now should have a worksheet named Experiment 2, which you will use to enter in your data from Experiment 2 from Lab 4.

will use to enter in your data from Experiment 2 from Lab 4. 8. Back in

8. Back in the Experiment 1 sheet, highlight all of the data you entered (both tables), Copy, then Paste the data into the Experiment 2 sheet. You should now have an identical copy.

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9. Now you need to edit your Experiment 2 table.

Delete the data contents from each

cell and replace with the correct numbers your recorded for Experiment 2.

10. Now you are ready to plot! After you have entered all of your data, go back to Experiment 1 and first focus on your Walk table. Use your mouse to highlight your last two rows, containing your entries for your Average times and the corresponding Distances. Next, select Insert from the menu bar Chart Scatter. This should look something like the icon below, however select the icon just to the right, with the connecting lines:

the icon just to the right, with the connecting lines: 11. Next review your graph –

11. Next review your graph – you will more than likely need to make lots of edits.

To edit the data, click on your graph, then click on the Select Data icon (top left).

A box should appear. Click on the Series 1 entry in the Legend Entries box and

click edit.

Enter a Name, “Walk (S)”.

12. Next you’ll need to define the horizontal and vertical (or x,y) axis of the data.

Click in the Series x values box and delete the contents. Then return to your data table and highlight all of your Distance data entries. The location of these entries

in your table should update in the Series x values box.

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13. Now do the same for the y values. Click in the Series y values box and delete the contents. Then return to your data table and highlight all of your Average data entries. The location of these entries in your table should update in the Series y values box.

14. Now your plot should update and look more like the data you plotted by hand in

Next update your graph title by clicking in the title box and typing in an

Lab 4.

appropriate name.

15. Edit the color of your line by selecting a new color from the Styles options located at the top of your window.

16. To add labels to your axes (Distance, Time), click on the Charge Layout icon and select the leftmost option with label values. Rename the axes labels by clicking in the appropriate boxes.

17. The next step is to add your Run data. To do this, click on your plot, then click on the Select Data icon. Click on the Add button and a new series entry should appear. Give the series a Name, “Run (P)”, and highlight the appropriate Series x values and the Series y values as you did in Steps 12 and 13 above.

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Excel 2007/2008 version 18. Now repeat the steps above, but now plot your Walk and Run

18. Now repeat the steps above, but now plot your Walk and Run data from

Experiment 2.

19. Save!

20. Finally, make sure that both of your plots and your data tables nicely fit on 2

pages and that your work is presentable. Save again, this time make sure to save

a copy to your USB drive, and you are done!

What to turn in, due next Tuesday, October 6th:

1. This completed lab (Challenge Worksheet), plus with any remarks or notes on the back/in the margins regarding clarity, how you might adjust the procedure for your students, etc. (50 pts)

2. You completed Lab5 Excel Worksheet, with tables and plots. (50 pts)

3. A

completed

Teacher

Worksheet

(download

from

website),

providing

one

additional exercise that compliments this lab. (50 pts)

4. completed Lab Procedure document (download from website), which provides

A

a

short overview description of the activity that you completed, exercise

objectives, time required to complete the exercises, materials needed, preparation

notes, and any additional miscellaneous notes that you might want to remember. (50 pts)