Students will use online resources to investigate career clusters. Based on the research and interest survey, the student will narrow their findings to one career. The student will then create a presentation giving an overview of the career to their peers. This project was created to be used in a middle school computers class (with presentation requirements), but could be modified to be used in most any class.
Use this spreadsheet after students have been taught the basics of spreadsheets: entering and editing data, formatting a spreadsheet, basic functions, sorting, creating and formatting charts. Students use Skittles (can also use M&Ms or another candy or type of food with different colors that can be sorted) to create a spreadsheet. They will sort the data, create functions to analyze the data, and insert a chart.