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Students analyze ACC basketball statistics. In this statistics lesson, students convert data collected in to decimals and fractions. They create a spreadsheet using their data and convert their answers to percent. This lesson is done during basketball season.
Speeding Along in Motion
Students ride bicycles or skateboards and determine their average speed. In this physics lesson, students travel to a park and are timed while riding bicycles or skateboards over a variety of courses. They complete an spreadsheet by entering formulas and making calculations.
ACC Basketball Statistics
Middle schoolers use math skills and create a spreadsheet. In this statistics and computer skills lesson, students gather ACC basketball statistics, convert fractions to decimals and then percents. Middle schoolers use the gathered information to create a spreadsheet, and analyze their data.
Students create a spreadsheet that they will use to plan a small party or outing. They calculate expenses and stay within a budget amount for their party.
Define terminology related to a circle. Practice accuracy in measuring and then create a spreadsheet based on data collected from solving for parts of a circle. Groups can have fun analyzing their data as it relates to Pi.
What Color Are Your Skittles?
Students create spreadsheets and manipulate data. They collect data, create appropriate graphs and use percentages to describe quantities. Students compare and contrast data. They use spreadsheets to generate a pie chart.
Seventh graders investigate fossils and how they are formed through viewing photographs of actual fossils on the World Wide Web; students create spreadsheets to display collected data, and create their own fossils.
Packing for Antarctica
Learners brainstorm list of ten essential items they would want in event of being stranded in wilderness area, discuss supplies that would be needed for expedition to Antarctica, create spreadsheets, and discuss survival items that would be needed for emergency situation.
The Big Hand Challenge
Students utilize a computer spreadsheet to record and analyze data. In this problem solving instructional activity, students compare their hand size to that of the principal. Students understand standard and nonstandard measurement.
Integrating Computer Literacy into ABE
Students examine different parts of the computer and utilize the keyboard, mouse, printer drives, disks and CD's. They explore an Operating System which allows them to locate, open and close files and they are introduced to word processing and spreadsheets. They research the Internet and write a letter via E-mail.
Geography and Global Issues
Twelfth graders consider the dependence of the United States on foreign oil. In this global issues lesson, 12th graders conduct research to analyze United States dependency on foreign oil. Students use their findings to design spreadsheets and compose essays pertaining to the topic.
Straw Breathing Exercise
Students fill out an anonymous questionaire to explore whether they might have asthma. They then set up a spreadsheet to enter the data, decide on a definition of asthma, and figure out the prevalence of asthma. Pupils simulate what it feels like to have breathing problems like asthma by breathing through a straw at rest and while exercising.
How Much Money Can I Make?
Students conduct Internet research on two careers they are interested in pursuing, and convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They also calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.
The Solar Cycle
Students research the solar cycle. In this Science lesson, students use the internet to investigate the solar cycle. Students produce a spreadsheet and graph from the information collected.
Graphing With Second Graders
Second graders make a graph. In this graphing lesson, 2nd graders are shown a bag of M&Ms and predict the number of each color M&M. Students sort the M&Ms and make a paper bar graph. Students use a spreadsheet program to make a printed graph.
Create a Budget
Students develop a budget spreadsheet to manage finances for their business. In this finance lesson, students use a spreadsheet program to create a budget with credit and debit columns. There are step-by-step directions for creating a spreadsheet on Microsoft Works.
Graphing with Second Graders
Second graders explore graphing by utilizing computer software. In this statistics analysis lesson, 2nd graders examine a bag of candy and analyze the different colors in each bag. Students create a spreadsheet on their computer using the data and create a bar graph as well.
Measuring Rainfall and Relationships Between pH, Alkalinity and Suspended Solids in the Pago River
Eleventh graders test the pH and alkalinity of Pago River. For this ecology lesson, 11th graders collect data and use spreadsheet to graph results. They analyze and share their findings with the class.
Charting the Weather
Students investigate weather patterns. They gather data from temperature and water gauges set up on the school grounds, record the data on a spreadsheet, and write a paragraph about how the weather affected them and the playground.
"Living in the Limelight The Universal Dream"
Students, using Leo's Lyrics, investigate common themes in popular music. They create a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that analyzes their findings along with a 200 word paragraph stating their observations, conclusions and hypotheses about popular music.