How Big is a Foot?
Tech Integration Classroom Project
Application: Excel 2004
The process for creating the example spreadsheet using Microsoft® Excel is described below. The Completed Project Movie shows what the finished product might look like. The tutorial movies that follow demonstrate, step-by-step, how to construct the "How Big is a Foot?" spreadsheet using the sample data provided in the downloadable resource packet. This project can be easily modified or adapted for other projects where recording, comparing, and analyzing data is required. For a complete project description, including goals, objectives, and materials, see the Project Overview.
What's in a Project?
Each project provides:
- Project activity guide
- Copy of the completed project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- Step-by-step tutorial movies that walk students through the project
- Assessment rubric
Information for Teachers
This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other skill levels.
All example files, an assessment rubric, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.
Creating Your Own Project
We will begin by creating a new workbook in Microsoft Excel. We will learn how to format column and row headers, and how to enter formulas into our spreadsheet. We'll enter data and create a bar graph to compare the data points. Finally, we'll learn how to print our data and chart.