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Creating and Taking a Survey

Activity Description


Students will learn how surveys work, why they are useful, and how to create and conduct their own. This activity will explain how the decennial census is like a survey, but of all people in the country, and will help students understand how the census relates to the surveys they are creating in the classroom.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

35 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Count and write numbers from 0 to 100.
  • Compare quantities using the terms “more than,” “less than,” and “equal to.”
  • Compare multiple two-digit numbers based on the tens and ones place values.
  • Understand the concept of a survey.
  • Understand why it’s important that they are counted in the decennial census.

Materials Required

  • An interactive whiteboard or projector with internet to show State Facts for Students
  • Alternative option to print copies of your state’s data from State Facts for Students
  • One piece of blank printer paper for each student
  • A board or chart paper to record students’ class survey responses
  • Printed student worksheets


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