Activities and Examples: Using Data in the Classroom Today

This collection contains links to on-line activites for teaching STEM concepts with data of all types and examples that describe ways in which on-line, published, and student-collected data are currently used in teaching and learning.

This collection includes both data activities identified from across the web as well as a local example collection.

The initial example collection was created in collaboration with the Geological Society of America where the examples were given in a poster session "Using Data to Teach Earth Processes: An Illustrated Community Discussion" sponsored by the NAGT On the Cutting Edge program. We invite you to contribute additional examples in any of the STEM disciplines.

Each example includes a description of the activity, its learning goals, the context in which it is used, information on the needed data, tools, and activities and suggestions for evaluation.


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Water Science for Schools part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water resources site provides comprehensive coverage of water related issues, and includes several interactive quizzes and activities for children. Here you will ...

The Earth System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is intended to provide a learning environment for college level students interested in learning about the Earth and how the Earth'system works. It is designed to support three courses ...

Teacher's Manual for 'Our Dynamic Planet' CD part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a draft version of a teacher's manual for the "Our Dynamic Planet" CD. Complete chapters are available in downloadable pdf format. The handbook includes assignment ...

Project CLEA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Project CLEA (Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy) develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using digital data and color images. They are suitable for ...

Discovering Plate Boundaries part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Discovering Plate Boundaries is based on 5 world maps containing earthquake, volcano, topography, satellite gravity, and seafloor age data. The novel aspect of the exercise is the "jigsaw" ...