Our Data and Graphing Project
How we used Google Forms and Keynote to collect data and
share our thinking about ideas that interested us.
-The Wolfhounds (a 4th grade class in Dublin, Ohio)
In our math curriculum, we are expected to generate
surveys, collect data and share results. Traditionally, this
means walking around with clipboards to collect data on
questions like, “What is your favorite lunch menu item?”
While this is fun, we decided to extend our reach this
First, we developed 21 questions within seven different
topics. Then, our teacher Mr. K. used Google Forms to
make the survey web-based. After that we used our
connections to send it all over the world. After one week,
we had 417 hits and started to analyze our data. We used
Keynote to make this slide show so you could see the
The people who took our survey
The data from this question shows that half of our responders
are ten to twelve years-old or 41 to 60 years old. We think
this might mean lots of 3rd-5th grade students and their
Dublin, Ohio, USA
We were not surprised that we had lots of
people from Dublin take our survey. However, we
thought it was great that so many people from
outside Dublin got the survey and took the time
to take it. We had people from 15 different states
and Canada and India take the survey. That was
Food Survey Question
We came up with this topic, Food, because we thought that food would get some interesting
results. When 417 people took our survey we learned a lot. Here are the results to these questions.
Our ﬁrst question was “What is your Favorite Type of Meat?” We thought that burgers would
be in the lead, and steak and chicken would be tied for second. But instead, steak was in the lead
by 1%, and burgers was only 14%.
Some interesting “Other” choices for meat were:
Age: 26-40 Choice: Worms (yikes!)
Age: 41-60 Choice: I love steak, but I can’t eat it due to doctor’s suggestion
Age: 26-40 Choice: Lamb
Age: 10-12 Choice: Eggs
Our next question was “What is your Favorite Style of Potato
Chip?” We noticed that the same amount of people picked ‘Other’
and ‘I don’t really like potato chips’. They were both 7%. We also
noticed that Pickle chips didn’t have many people who picked it, and
we thought that was because not many people like pickles or that
people haven’t heard of pickle chips.
Our last question was “Do You Like your Oreos with Milk?”
Almost half of the people who took the survey said ‘Absolutely!’
Only a quarter of the people said just ‘Yes’. More people said they
liked Oreos with milk than they did not. In our predictions we
thought that plain ‘Yes’ and plain ‘No’ would be tied at 20%, in ﬁrst,
but ‘Absolutely!’ overran them both.
“Food” Analysis By Cassi, Jeremy and Anthony
Family Survey Questions
We decided to do the question ‘‘How Many Siblings Do You Have” because we
thought that most people would have 3 or more siblings because 2/3 people in our
group had 3 or more siblings plus 4/6 of our parents have 3 or more siblings and
we wanted to ﬁgure out if we were correct. We were not correct, The biggest
percentage of the data was one sibling, not 3 or more. We think that one sibling
was the biggest percentage because a lot of parents did the survey and most
parents we know have only one sibling.
We thought most people would choose the beach. Because the
beach is a place where families have fun and spend a lot of time
together. Also because a lot of families we know go to the beach
every summer or every other summer. We were surprised that
different state or country had a larger percentage than amusement/
water park, because we hear many people taking about trips to
Disney or a different amusement park once or twice a year.
When we were making the predictions before we got the data, we
predicted that the biggest percentage of the data would be Christmas, because
most religions celebrate Christmas as a yearly event so many families celebrate
Christmas. We were correct, Christmas was the highest by 63%. When we
were looking at the “Other” responses we found 15 other holidays. Some of
these holidays that surprised us include Boxing Day, Winter Solstice and Arbor
“Family” Analysis By Grace, Payton and Connor
We came up with the question and the topic for the survey because many people
we know like games. People over the age of 13 like outside games better than video
games and computer games. We suspect that this is because they seem “too old” to
play video games and computer games. Our group thinks that people over the age of
13 also like being outside so much because there are a lot of things to do outside.
People in that age group seem to be more entertained by being outside than younger
We thought that only 5% of people can’t stand playing
games because we think games are fun to play. We think
people that think games are annoying might have answered
We inferred before we got the data that more
people would play video games less than one hour
because most people would not have the time to play
more than four hours or 1-4 hours a week. Our
prediction was correct.
“Games” Analysis by Rachael, Meredith & Tommy
We think more people
participated in Crocs
because both parents and
kids wore them. Parents
probably wouldn’t play with
Tomagotchi or Bakugan
because they are kid
We thought people would
say, “Yes, I love them” because
lots of people at our school
love them. We think the 28
people who chose “No, but I
will check them out” might
start a trend in Arizona,
Canada, India and other places.
Board games probably have a lot of people because parents
wouldn’t play video games or collect squishy guys and stuff.
Computer and video games has the highest total, probably
because there are more kids that play video games than parents
that like to play board games.
We dug deeper into the “Which trends did you
participate in?” question. We thought it would be cool
to see what “Other” answers were. Here are some
trends that we didn’t think of:
4. Lip Smackers
7. X Box 360
8. Pet rocks
9.Yard work (weird, we know)
10. Making games with my sister (is this even a trend?)
11. Fsx2004 (what is this?)
“Trends” Analysis By Dana, Alec and Vishaal
Music Survey Questions and Results
On this graph most people strongly like listening to
music. Only 2% of the people strongly dislike hearing
music. We think people like listening to music because
it can be exciting and you don’t get bored of it.
We learned classical was a fourth of the
percentage of rock. Pop has one less person than
Rock. Rock is winning probably because Rock won
with the people who are not from Dublin.
We “dug deeper” by looking at the choices of
people who live outside of Dublin. Rock had a total
of 47 people. Pop had a total of 37 people. Country
had 30 votes. Seventeen people chose Classical.
Techno and Rap were in last place with only one vote.
About half of the percentage of people picked 1 to 7
hours. And we learned that the least amount of people
listen to music more than 7 hours.
“Music” Analysis By Hannah, Cam, Brandon and Andy
Reading Online Survey
“Online Reading” Questions
We came up with the question, “How many
book reviews have you read online?”, because we
thought that it would be cool to see how if people
read online book reviews. It would also show you
who tries to carefully check what they read.
We predicted that most people would read 1-3
hours a day. We thought this because 1-3 hours
would most likely be adults because kids don’t
usually read online for more than 1 hour. If you
see the graph, you can see we weren’t correct.
Our prediction may be wrong because the graph
shows 192 kids took the survey and 225 adults
took the survey.
The “Yes, And It Wasn’t Fun” group was smallest group because
maybe they had older versions of an electronic reader. We think
people who enjoyed electronic reading maybe have newer versions
of an electronic reader. There are websites that allow you to read
books online, but only give one chapter of the book if it has
chapters, and maybe the group who didn’t enjoy reading online
went to this type of website.
“Online Reading” Analysis By Kelly, Jason and Noah
At ﬁrst our team thought of doing school, video games and food. But
then we thought that school was very good because there were
more topics about school than food or video games.
Based on the data, people older than 40
liked school better than people that are
young. We wonder why? Maybe they
have more experience in school and they
think high school or middle school is
better than elementary school.
One of our other graphs is the favorite school activity graph.
Our group thought that Physical Education would win because a ton of people that our group knew
liked Physical Education the best, but P.E. was 3rd instead of ﬁrst!
Another weird thing is that everyone liked reading the best, but almost none thought library as their
On the “What is your favorite recess activity” question, our group thought that
soccer would win because there are always about 25 people in the soccer ﬁeld.
Maybe the people that are not very young did not vote for soccer because people
played different games when they went to school.
“School” Analysis By Anacca, Tanner and Alex
Thank you very much for taking the time to read
what we learned in this project. Also thank you for
taking the time to complete our survey if you took it.
We learned a lot about creating surveys and thinking