Lesson Plan

Using Google Docs for Lab Reports

Students will increase their comfort with Google Docs and learn tools they will use when creating and submitting their lab reports.
Anna T.
Classroom teacher
Garnet Valley High School
Glen Mills, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

  • Create a table in Google Docs
  • Link to a Google Sheets Document
  • Insert a graph from Google Sheets, Desmos, or an image
  • Take a screenshot and insert an image
  • Insert a Google Drawing and use Google Draw to draw on/edit images
  • Submit a Google Doc through Schoology with the ability for the teacher to comment
Grades 9 – 12
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1 Guided Practice

Teacher will have a sample lab report projected to model for students as they work with their lab groups within their own Google Docs

  • Students will get together with their lab groups and open a Google Doc for Lab #1: Domino Lab. 
  • Students will share their Google Doc with one another so al have editing privileges.
  • Students will create 2 tables in their Doc that mimic the tables in their lab reports
  • Students will open a to a Google Sheets Document and give it a title to match their lab report. 
  • Model for students how to create a graph of their lab data using Google Sheets
  • Have students go to desmos.com. Show students how to create a graph in Desmos. Students can choose which graph they want to include in their report.
  • Model for students how to take a screenshot and insert an image, as well as how to insert an image from their Drive
  • Students will choose one of their graphs and open it in Google Draw. Students will make a comment using the free draw or text add ons within Draw
  • Model for students how to submit a Google Doc through Schoology: Students should get the link to share from their Google Doc with privileges set to comment. Students will include the link in their lab submission through Schoology.