This is a wonderful project based activity to end a graphing unit or to use in conjunction with your unit. I also use this project in conjunction with my Math Vocabulary Posters
Here's the 911 on the project.
The children come up with their own survey question, question their classmates, and collect their data. They then use the data they collected to create a picture graph and bar graph.
To create the line graph, they time themselves doing jumping jacks for 1 minute at three different times. They wrote their times on the line graph data recording sheet and use this information to create a line graph.
Once graphs were complete, they analyze their data with a few questions and complete the project with a written reflection.
You can read my blog post about this project in my classroom.
The children love this project!
Lunch, Snack, and Recess!