How to Create a Bell Curve in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a bell curve in Google Sheets.

How to Create a Bell Curve in Google Sheets

A graph of the normal distribution with a bell-like appearance is called a bell curve.

The mean, mode, and median of the gathered data are displayed at the top of the curve.

The bell curve’s standard deviation shows how wide the bell curve is around the mean.

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to create a bell curve in Google Sheets.

Creating a Bell Curve

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to create a bell curve.

Step 1 – Group your data

Make sure your group of data is displayed in a clean and tidy manner. This will help us to create a bell curve easily.

To make a bell curve, you will need to calculate the average, standard deviation, standard deviation plus three, standard deviation minus three, sequence and distribution.


Step 2 – Select data & insert chart

Select the entire data cell for sequence and distribution, choose Insert, and select Chart.


By default, Google Sheet will use the selected group of data to generate a line chart, so change that to bell curve.

Step 3 – Edit your bell curve

Now, you can customize the bell curve to your preference.

We will change the chart title to ‘Score Distribution’ for a better representation of the bell curve.

Also, to emphasize the chart title, we will change the text color to black, bold it, and also align it to the center.


Step 4 – Done, now go tell your neighbors about your graph

Once you are done editing and customizing the gauge chart, it will look something like this.



That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to create a bell curve in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.