K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Excel - What is Your Favorite Subject?

Create a Chart Illustrating Classmates' Favorite Subjects

Teachers poll students with a show of hands of their favorite subjects.


Teacher takes a tally using the tally sheet provided and projects it for students to view, or writes the tallies and results on the whiteboard.


Students use the tally results with a spreadsheet program to create a bar or column chart illustrating the results of their classmates' favorite subjects.

Grades 2+


Download: what-is-your-favorite-subject-tally-sheet.pdf


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


Download: excel-what-is-your-favorite-subject-chart.xlsx



Favorite Subject Chart - Finished Example

Students use the tally total results to create a simple bar or column chart. Students should format the title with a font color, style and larger size. Students should use "merge and center" to spread the title across several columns. Students should use additional formatting to change the colors of each bar on the chart. Students should add clipart and use "Print Preview" to ensure that everything will fit on a single page before printing.


What is Your Favorite Subject Excel  Chart


What is Your Favorite Subject Tally Sheet Example:

Teachers can poll the class and take the tallies, or print sheets for the students to take the tallies and practice their data collection accuracy skills.

What is Your Favorite Subject Tally Sheet


Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments:

Spreadsheet Rubric

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