You admit it. You’re not a math nerd; you go more for the scientific look.
Here are some ideas to get you even more excited about the universe using Excel.
- Study the solar system by creating a spreadsheet that allows for planet name, year length, climate, etc.
- Make a timeline of astronaut flights to the moon. Take into consideration astronauts from other countries.
- Keep track of statistics. Try these “Interactive Excel Spreadsheets” that include options in Radioactive decay, Temperature Scales, Blackbody Radiation and the Solar System at: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~ssinex/excelets/.
- Graph your scientific data. See one here at: http://lamesq2000000.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-post.html.
- Plan out your next science project using a simple spreadsheet. What will need to be done, first, second, third—last? What days will you work on your project? What’s your budget, and how much money was spent? Keep track and include with your science project.
- Produce a science weather log. Get ideas here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/results.aspx?qu=logs.
- Make a science minded word find or crossword puzzle.
- Design a science game.
- Get the low-down on Math and Science tables here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010253077.aspx.
- Get the Climate Science add-ins from Excel, “Data Mining” and “Compatible Alternative” respectively.
- Get the best Excel Graph Science Templates for Kids here: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/terms/excel-graph-science-templates-for-kids/kids.html.
- Try this great site for geosciences and the use of Excel. Get example activities for beginner and moderate spreadsheet users. http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/mathstatmodels/geo_excel.html.
- Get terrific ideas on Excel and science from the World Conference on Educational Sciences 2009. The article entitled, “Using the Excel Spreadsheet in Teaching Science Subjects,” can be obtained as a PDF through sciencedirect.com.
And remember to keep on flying. The best ideas in Excel for those interested in Science may yet travel to the end of the universe…