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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Webshaker part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The UC San Diego Webshaker is a live earthquake experiment conducted over the internet. The user can select a historic earthquake or design an earthquake by specifying the frequency, amplitude, and ...

What Should We Do About Global Warming? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 3-4 week science module is designed for introductory college courses and uses data to tackle questions related to global warming. The module includes short and long term temperature trend data, ...

Bring it home: Evidence of abrupt climate change part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributors: Laurel Godell, Jeff Niemitz, Dallas Rhodes, Cathy Whitlock, Kathy Ellis Topic: Abrupt ...

Bipolar Climate Puzzler part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributors: Alan Ashworth, Lisa Doner, Kathy Licht, Warren Tomkiewicz Topic: Climate oscillations in ...

Center for International Earth Science Information Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing ...

Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center, is a growing collection of on-line marine education resources. It provides educators with accurate, useful, content-correct and ...

An ice-sheet modeling exercise: Theory, data, and the importance that the twain shall meet part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributed by: B. Parizek, M. Kelly, M. Ver, and C. Wilbur Topic: Modeling, ice-sheet physics, ...

Nuclear Fission Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A PhET simulation showing nuclear fission. Companion activities are linked from the simulation page.

Quantitative Environmental Learning Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site provides resources to integrate math and environmental science using real environmental data. The site features many data sets which are ideally suited for use as a classroom exercise. ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Kara Salazar Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Earth and Environmental Science - The Lilly ARBOR Project is an urban riparian restoration project designed for use as an outdoor ...