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Creating and Taking a Survey

Activity Description

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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

K-2

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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