Favorite Farm Animal Graph
Created by Laura Duncan
Tynes Elementary

ID #: 12645

Subject Area: Science
Grade Level: Kindergarten

Lesson Summary
Students will participate in selecting their favorite farm animal. Once all students have selected their favorite animal each student will put the data into a preset graph. The purpose of this lesson is to teach counting, and beginning graphing skills. To understand how to read a basic bar graph.

Learning Objectives and Computer Functions
This lesson plan uses 3 objectives.

Objective 1: Allow students to state their favorite farm animal and tally the results as a class. Reinforce counting.
Uses Non-Computer Tool to Verbally state favorite animal. Tally on chalkboar

Uses Spreadsheet to Enter data based on tally

Uses Non-Computer Tool to Answer correctly when asked about results

Objective 2: Each student will input class data into a preset spreadsheet to create a bar graph.
Objective 3: Students will be able to identify the most liked and least liked farm animal by reading the bar graph.

Problem Nature
The class will be taking a trip to a farm. We are studying a farm animal unit prior to the trip.

Problem Data

Notes on Using Data
The data will be saved on spreadsheets.

Problem Statement
We are going to visit a farm soon. Before we go we are going to find out which animals our class likes best. I will ask each of you to name your favorite farm animal. Then we are going to use the computer to make a graph that will help us to see which animal the most people like best.

Data Manipulation
The learner used computers at beginner level

Integration Strategies

Organization Strategies
Use a spreadsheet to display data as a graph.

Elaboration Strategies
Read the graph created.

Results Presentation

Students will present their findings by creating a graph of favorite farm animals.

Activities Before Using the Computer
Reinforce counting and graphing by allowing children to use the data collected to count out farm animal figures. For instance, if there are 6 children who like pigs, 5 who like goats, 8 who like cows, and 7 who like chickens, the students will need to count out the appropriate number of each animal figure.

Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
As a class we will discuss different farm animals and our up coming trip to the farm.


Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer indiv

Group Information:


Activities After Using the Computer
Students will participate in a craft dealing with the farm animal that was chosen as the favorite.

Supporting Activities
Craft, counting and sorting farm animal figures

Students will be assessed by means of:

Included in the assessment:
printed Excel graph, oral quiz about graph

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