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97 resources with the keyterm Spreadsheets

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Dino-Myte Spreadsheet

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Do your learners like dinosaurs and theme parks? An ambitious lesson invites learners to put together a plan for supplying dinosaurs for a new theme park. Pupils work together in groups to come up with their plan, which must include a...
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Basic Algebra and Computers: Spreadsheets, Charts, and Simple Line Graphs

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars, while in the computer lab, assess how to use Microsoft Excel as a "graphing calculator." They view visual representations of line graphs in a Cartesian plane while incorporating basic skills for using Excel productively.
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Fabulous Fossils

For Teachers 7th
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.
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Comparing Weather Patterns of Two Different Cities

For Teachers 6th
Junior meteorologists work in collaborative groups to collect information on the weather patterns of two different cities. They use NOAA's National Weather Service website and contact actual meteorologists in their chosen cities. The...
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On the Rebound

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the exponential function characterized by a bouncing ball.   For this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders collect and analyze data as they examine the rebound height of a bouncing ball.  Students explore the...
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Creating A Simple Spreadsheet and Pie Chart

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students make spreadsheets and pie charts. In this spreadsheet and pie chart lesson, students set up a spreadsheet by making header rows and labels. They chart a cup full of M & M candies in the spreadsheet before making a pie chart...
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Graphs! Graphs! Graphs!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars practice making charts and graphs from data on spreadsheets. Individually, they create a graph representing the latest information on voter registration. They answer questions and analyze the data to end the...
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Am I Worth My Weight in Gold on Another Planet

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students calculate their weight on other planets and then enter the data into a spreadsheet program to create a weight chart for themselves.
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It's 'ELEMENT' ary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, using a Web site about the periodic table of elements, create spreadsheets representing elements and their properties. They also create graphs that compare the physical properties of the elements.
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The Viewing Tube

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Looking for an excellent lesson that incorporates math, science, and technology? Groups of three students use a viewing tube to perform an experiment, and discover how to organize their data into an Excel spreadsheet.  This is a very...
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Escape Velocity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create/use spreadsheets to solve real-world problems, explore patterns, make predictions, select/explain most appropriate types of graph to display data, use information to create product, and have basic understanding of...
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M & M's Quality Assurance

For Teachers 5th
Motivate your class with this lesson using M&M's as an instructional tool. Learners count and sort the candy by color, compare data, create a spreadsheet and graphs to describe their findings, and design a PowerPoint presentation to...
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Snap the Gingerbread Man

For Teachers 3rd
An interesting lesson on graphing awaits your students. They are each given a Gingerbread Man cookie, and are instructed to take only one bite. Then, they create a graph in the classroom which shows how many students ate the head, an...
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Graphing With Spreadsheets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider different ways of presenting two differing sets of data and identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each. They gather data from the Internet relating to the Galveston Bay, create graphical representations and...
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The Transformer

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice measuring different objects in inches. Individually, they estimate the length of the same object in centimeters and then calculate the actual length. They compare and contrast their estimate to the actual length...
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Are You Here Today?

For Teachers K
Students recognize their own name in print and the names of their classmates. They use one to one correspondence to determine who has not checked in, completed their field, and if absent indicate that on the form. Students tally the...
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Flavorful Spreadsheets

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a spreadsheet which includes a bar graph. They sort and classify information and use the average function on a spreadsheet. They research Skittles candy and summarize their findings on a spreadsheet.
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Calculating & Graphing Using a Spreadsheet

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use the lab apparatus to calculate the average velocity and average acceleration at several points and record the data. They use the spreadsheets to plot distance vs. time, velocity vs. time and acceleration vs. time graphs.
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Spreadsheet formulas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners, while in the computer lab, practice using formulas, print options, functions and adjusting column widths while interacting with a spreadsheet program. They modify and use spreadsheets, after being given a scenario, to solve...
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Mmm, Mmm, M&M's

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is another version of the classic M&M math lesson plan. In this one, upper graders utilize the ClarisWorks Spreadsheet program in order to document the data they come up with from their bags of M&M's. After making their...
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Louisville's Best Field Day Park

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a survey to hand out to determine the best field day park. Using their local area, they select five parks, if possible, that meet the criteria and calculate the distance and estimated time travel. They use this...
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Moving Day!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders continue their geometry unit by focusing on volume. Using data, they create a spreadsheet, estimate and calculate volume. They solve real-life problems and round their answers to the hundredths place. They also practice...
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Buying a Car

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create spreadsheets to calculate payments. They create a list of items they would like to purchase that require monthly payments. They simulate buying a car and create a spreadsheet to determine the amount of the monthly...
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Weather, Weather, Everywhere!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders collect weather data to compare temperatures around the world. Using the Internet, learners collect data, put it into spreadsheets, and analyze and graph the results. An interesting way to cover the topic of weather.