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Interpreting Graphs using Microsoft Excel

        

Interpreting Graphs using Microsoft Excel

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Students graph and analyze data using Microsoft Excel.
Material Type: Development Tool
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 29, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 09, 2012
Submitter: Katlyn Witt

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  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
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Avatar for Elizabeth Kupiecki
1 year ago

Elizabeth Kupiecki (Teacher (K-12))

This lab uses buggy cars and simple measuring techniques of using a ruler and stopwatch for students to collect data. There is an inquiry based element to this lab in that students decide with their group what type of data to collect an how to collect the data.

The lesson is valuable because the focus is on students analyzing the data they collect. This analysis will lead to a deeper understanding of motion (including velocity) and will help with students to practice critical thinking. In addition the use of excel will help students become familar with using technology as a data-analysis tool.


Further, the lesson could be engaging for a diverse group of students as their are elements of socialization, kinesthetic learning, and visual learning. Group work will help to scaffold understanding for students of various skill levels.

Technical Remarks:

The link to the pdf was functional and worked well.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Kyle Heffelbower
1 year ago

Kyle Heffelbower (Teacher (K-12))

The lesson plan write up is worded wonderfully to aid in application of the lessons.  This lesson incorporates instructional video and complex groupwork in order to electronically develop a graph of the motion.  The spreadsheet skills from a program like Excel are mostly transferable to other spreadsheet programs.  I find this lesson easily implementable and a great aid in understanding spreadsheet software.

Technical Remarks:

I found no technical issues.

Time spent reviewing site: 17 minutes