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					                                                                     Teacher Directions
Have a bird feeder set up somewhere outside so that the children can observe and count the number of birds. Each day for a w
to feed, using the same time frame each day. Return to class, and on the tab titled "Daily Feeding Data Worksheet", either as a
can enter in the number of tally marks cooresponding to the number of birds they saw at the feeder. At the end of the week, ta
Once these are entered on the spread sheet, click on the "Birds Feeding Column Chart" tab at the bottom. You will see the bar
questions (Question tab at the bottom). Depending upon the level of your students, this activity can be used at any level, either
or as an individual, or group assignment.



                    TEKS for grade levels
1.9(A) collect and sort data;
1.9(B) use organized data to construct real object graphs, picture
graphs, and bar graphs.

1.10(A) draw conclusions and answer questions using information
organized in real-object graphs, picture graphs, and bar graphs;
1.12(A) explain and record observations using objects, words,
pictures, numbers, and technology;
2.11(A) construct picture graphs and bar-type graphs;
2.11(B) draw conclusions and answer questions based on picture
graphs and bar graphs;
2.13(A) explain and record observations using objects, words,
pictures, numbers, and technology;
3.13(A) collect, organize, record, and display data in pictographs
and bar graphs where each picture or cell might represent more
than one piece of data;

3.13(B) interpret information from pictographs and bar graphs;
3.15(A) explain and record observations using objects, words,
pictures, numbers, and technology
ections
number of birds. Each day for a week, count the number of birds you see come
ding Data Worksheet", either as a class or with groups or in stations, students
eeder. At the end of the week, tally marks are then totaled up and recorded.
t the bottom. You will see the bar graph totals there. Then answer the provided
ty can be used at any level, either with direct teacher instruction to whole group,
                                     Number of Birds We See Feeding
                     Monday            Tuesday           Wednesday           Thursday            Friday
              Tally Marks Number Tally Marks Number Tally Marks Number Tally Marks Number Tally Marks Number
Morning                                           0                  0                  0                  0
Afternoon                                         0                  0                  0                  0
Total Birds                    0                  0                  0                  0                  0




              Make your tally marks using the slash / key (with the ? Key) Then, where the 0 is,
              count up the tally marks and put in the numeral. Click on the tab at the bottom
              "Birds Feeding Column Chart" to see the bar graph.
                                           Birds We See Feeding


                   1


                  0.9


                  0.8


                  0.7


                  0.6
Number of Birds




                  0.5


                  0.4


                  0.3


                  0.2


                  0.1

                          0        0                    0              0         0
                   0
                        Monday   Tuesday            Wednesday       Thursday   Friday
                                                  Day of the Week
1. On which day did the most birds feed at the feeder? Why do you think there were more birds on that day? *




2. Which day had the least amount of birds? Why do you think there were fewer birds at the feeder on that day?
*



3. Can you predict next week's birds at the feeder? What else might you need to know in order to predict how
many birds would be at the feeder next week? *



4. How many more birds were at the feeder on the day that had the most, than the day that had the least?   *




5. What would happen if we watched the birds for a month, every day, and recorded the number of birds for that
whole month? How would the graph change? *



6. What other kinds of things could you use this type of graph for? *
 birds on that day? *




he feeder on that day?




order to predict how




t had the least?   *




umber of birds for that

				
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