Sample blank survey in PDF
Survey Ideas for Students to Graph and Analyze
1. Survey the type (genre) of books people like to read.
2. Survey how many musical instruments a person can list.
. 3. Survey a favorite sport.
4. Survey a favorite color or number.
5. Survey favorite pets or types of animals.
6. Survey the weather: temperature, precipitation or type of day (hazy, windy, foggy, rainy etc).
7. Survey a favorite TV show or movie.
8. Survey favorite snack foods, soda flavors, ice cream flavors.
9. Survey favorite holiday locations or favorite all time holiday.
10. Survey favorite subject in school.
11. Survey number of siblings in a family.
12. Survey amount of time spent watching TV in a week.
13. Survey amount of time spent playing video games.
14. Survey the number of countries people have been to.
15. Survey what classmates want to be when they grow up.
16. Survey the types of ads that come on TV over a period of time.
17. Survey the different color of cars that drive by over a specific period of time.
18. Survey the types of ads found in a specific magazine
When children have the opportunity to take opinion polls/surveys, the next step is to analyze what the data tells them. Children should try to determine the best way to organize their data. (Bar graph, line graph, pictograph.) After their data is organized, they should be able to state specifics about their data. For instance, what happens the most, the least and why do they think that is. Eventually, this type of activity will lead to the mean, median and the mode. Children will require ongoing practice taking polls and surveys, graphing their results and interpreting and sharing the results of their polls and surveys.
See also the graphing and charting worksheets.