K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Excel - Camping Trip Supplies Expense Chart

Create an Excel Chart Showing Camping Supplies Expenses

Instructions: Students shop for camping equipment using a Camping Trip Supplies Price List. Students should select as many items as they can without going over $300. Students create a spreadsheet using the items and prices chosen from the list.

Students use a formula (SUM) to calculate the total cost. Students format the numbers with dollar signs (currency). Students create a chart illustrating their expenses. Students may add clipart or related images.

Grades 3+

 

 

 

Download: excel-camping-supplies-price-list.pdf

 

Download: excel-camping-trip-expense-spreadsheet-finished example.xlsx

 

 

Download: student-instructions-camping-trip-expenses-spreadsheet.pdf

 

Download: rubric-for-spreadsheet-with-chart.pdf

 

 

Camping Trip Supplies Price List Example:Excel Camping Trip Expense Chart

 

 

Camping Trip Expense Spreadsheet Finished Example:

Excel Camping Trip Expense Chart

 

 

Student Instructions:

 

 

Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments:

Spreadsheet Rubric

 

 

Make a Chart in Excel - A Two Minute Tutorial

This video shows you how to make a chart like the one in this assignment. It shows you how to increase the font size, widen a column, merge and center the title, format numbers with the dollar sign, total a column of numbers with autosum, create the chart, and change the colors of the chart column bars.

This video is available in HD.

 

 

 

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