The Water Lab – Spreadsheet Simulation

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More than 70 percent of people and 90 percent of businesses use spreadsheets regularly. While many courses overlook the important skill, the simple water lab focuses on entering spreadsheet data, formatting it, and printing plots based on the data. Scholars follow simple directions pouring water in a repeating pattern and observing the changes to have a set of data to analyze.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Figure the ideal versus actual results and interpret the error
  • Remind students how to properly read a graduated cylinder
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of spreadsheets and accurate measurement standards
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes clear instructions for two different versions of the water lab
Cons

  • Refers to an Excel template but does not include it
Common Core