Studying Similarities and Differences (January 2014)

The students in Ms. Givens’ 6th grade classes at Oakwood Terrace Elementary were asked this question, “Are people more alike or different?”  The students then took a survey to find out.  The results were quite interesting.  After reading a story about a Chinese family that immigrated to The United States, to experience the same difficulties that the family in the story did, the students attempted to pick up dried pinto beans with chopsticks.   They were given 1 minute for each attempt.  They then used their data to create charts and graphs using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  


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