Hand out a printable computer activity that teaches the basics of a spreadsheet. Students research the distance of the planets from the sun, chart this information on a spreadsheet, and create a graph. This activity includes Pluto as a planet, even though it is now classified as a dwarf planet.
Lessons in Computer Activities Through The Year help students develop computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, and using the Internet. Activities include poetry, letter writing, graphing data, working with clip art, researching topics on the World Wide Web, and more!