Google Graphing

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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.
Next, they logged into their Google accounts and created a Google spreadsheet in which they entered their data. Once their data was entered, they highlighted all of the cells and went to Insert>Chart>Charts and choose a double bar graph.

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:

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