Does your curriculum include a study of the circulatory system?
This Pulse Comparison Excel double-bar graph project can be a perfect way to:
* integrate technology, math, and science
* introduce, extend, or enrich a math or science topic of study
* introduce or practice creating sheets and charts using Excel
* give students a chance to make connections across the content areas
Students will be encouraged to wonder…
Would the time of day and what we were doing affect our pulse rates?
Pulses will be taken and recorded within a table at different times during the course of a day, or over several days.
Students will practice how to change patterns and foreground colors within the bars of their graphs and review finding averages.
And, students will explore changing the interval on their graph scales, adjusting the fixed unit, to allow the data to be most easily read.
This classroom-tested project file includes:
* student project directions sheet, in checklist form
* rubric to score each completed graph
* sample bulletin board display poster
* Teacher Notes to share my classroom management experiences with you
Sample projects created by my students are available to view on my classroom web site here: http://www.mrsdingman.com/ExcelGraphing.html#anchor_51