Combine nonfiction reading skills with research, math, and science! In this activity, students build upon previous graphing skills by reading through research to collect data and then using the data to create a graph. In previous activities, the data was collected for them and they had to make the graph based on that information. This activity takes them to the next level by having them search through 4 passages for information about how long polar bears, platypuses, harp seals, and penguins can stay under water. The research passages are included on the first page. Students highlight which part of each passage answers the research question. Distractor information is included in each passage so that students need to carefully look for how many minutes each animal can stay under water (they can't just look for a number in the passage, because other numbers represent how long the animal is, how thick their blubber is, how much they weigh, etc.). After collecting the data, they create a graph by adding the bars, title, numbers, and labels. Finally on the last page, they answer questions about the graph.