Fourth grade at one of my elementary schools has been studying graphing this week. Today we made Google Spreadsheets and inserted double bar graphs as well as a line graph about data students researched. The first thing we graphed was amount of storms (thunderstorms, hurricanes and tropical storms) in a given area. Students picked a different part of the world to research the amount of storms that occurred over 5 years. Their GT teacher gave them the data sheet below and they had conducted the research before I came in. Click the image to take you to this handout.
Then they changed the title, x-axis label, y-axis label and finished off changing the colors of their graph. Finally, each child took a screenshot of their graph and uploaded it to the Padlet wall below:
All sorts of graphs can be created within Google spreadsheets. Check it out: