How to Teach With Data.
More on interactive engagement
- The analysis and interpretation of existing data from large science projects. Resources for using published data sets
- The collection and analysis of data by students in a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) environment. Learn more about Microcomputer Based Laboratories
- Having students use traditional measurement approaches (meter sticks, mass balances, pH meters, stop watches, etc.) to collect their own data can intimately connect them with their data. This approach is particularly useful when stressing measurement uncertainty and data quality.
- Student data collection networks, such as the GLOBE Project (more info) in which students not only collect their own data but also contribute and have access to a larger archive of student collected data.
It is important to stress that in all using data activities a discussion of the source and quality of data is an essential component of the learning process.
Resources for Introductory Statistics.
More about teaching using graphs
For further discussion see NSDL Using Data in the Classroom