Tables, Charts, and Spreadsheets

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Standard in Kid Friendly Language


I can gather data and use technology tools to organize it. Using tables, charts, and spreadsheets I can analyze and draw conclusions about the data.

Unpacked Standard


I know a spreadsheet is used to organize and calculate data.

I know that formulas can be used to help analyze the data.

I know that formulas use symbols to represent math equations.

I know that I can use the formula bar to understand the symbols.

I know that I apply formulas to different cells of data.

I gather relevant data through experiments, textbooks, internet, or other sources.

I can use a simple formula to analyze the data. (Examples: area formula, perimeter, percentages)

I can draw conclusions about my data.

Advanced

Project suggestions


Have students take a collection of data, easily done through a science project, and organize their data in a spreadsheet program (ie Excel). Next have them use the data they've organized to make a chart or a graph. Afterwards have them write-up a short summary of their conclusions and results based on the trends they see in their data table and chart or graph.


Area and Perimeter Spreadsheet Assignment

Weather Graphing Data

A Multi-Standard/Multi-Content Area Science Fair Project (Includes L2-4)

Assessment Suggestions


Have students type up and create a write up from a science lab on their own outside of class or independently in class. Make sure they have a data table, a chart or a graph, and a conclusion of what their data is showing and telling them.

Resources


Numbers Inspector Numbers Inspector PDF

Graphing using Technology

Excel for X



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