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.




For PC's and Microsoft Office

  • Excel
    Bar Chart

    Excel Bar Chart
  • Thanksgiving
    Copy and Paste

    Thanksgiving Copy and Paste
  • Green Screen
    Photo Editing

    Green Screen Photo Editing
  • Computer Lab

    Computer Lab Rules Essentials
  • California Regions

    California Regions Brochure
  • Amazing Animals

    Amazing Animals
  • I Am
    Poem Generator

    I Am Poem Generator
  • "Floater"

    I Can Float Animation
  • Copy and Paste

    Copy and Paste Practice
  • Learn PowerPoint
    in One Minute

    Learn PowerPoint in One Minute
  • M & M
    Excel Chart

    Excel Pie Chart
  • Newspaper

    Newspaper Template