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Acadia and Greenville Precipitation Data (xlsx)How does precipitation vary with the seasons?Data sets
Acadia and Greenville Precipitation Data (xls)How does precipitation vary with the seasons?Data sets
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data (xls)How has the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide changed over the past 2,000 years? Maybe it matters where you are in the world.Data sets
Balloon Ascent Data (xls)Data for variables such as air temperature and pressure as a balloon ascends into the atmosphere.Data sets
Chromosome Number Data (xlsx)Is the number of chromosomes a species has related to its size? Do animal species have more chromosomes than plant species have?Data sets
Earthquakes in the US and Japan Data - Set 2 (xlsx)There are two files with earthquake data. This one is broken down into smaller data sets (slightly simpler for middle school students to use).Data sets
Earthquakes in the US and Japan Data - Set 1 (xlsx)There are two files with earthquake data. This one is not broken down into smaller sets.Data sets
Gas Prices in the US and Europe Data (xlsx)How does the price of gas at the pump compare between the U.S. and European countries?Data sets
House Temperature Data (xls)Use this data set to work with the House Insulation and Temperature mini lessons.Data sets
Hurricane Data (xlsx)How can you tell the difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm? How hard does the wind really blow during a hurricane? Check out this dataset for some great weather data!Data sets
International Cell Phones Data (xls)Includes data for rates of cell phone and computer use in various countries and regions around the world.Data sets
Lake Fish Data (xls)How many fish do you think you would catch if you went fishing in a Maine lake? What factors might determine your success? Perhaps you'll want to look at this dataset before you head out to the shore or in a boat!Data sets
Midge Data (xlsx)Have you ever seen or been bitten by a midge (a cousin of the black fly)? How would you know? When midges were first discovered, two biologists working in Brazil did some important work to help identify the different types of these tiny biting insects. ChData sets
Penobscot Bay Temperature Data (xlsx)How does air temperature compare to surface water temperature in Penobscot Bay? How can you use a graph to visualize the differences? This file includes data from several days during a week in mid-October, 2012.Data sets
Reaction Time Class Data (xlsx)Does talking on a cell phone while driving really slow down your reaction time? A group of students tested that question – here is their data.Data sets
Solar Panel Data (xls)Data includes current, voltage, temperature and power readings for a set of solar panels.Data sets
Tides and Moon Phases Data - no images (xls)Do you think that ocean tides are influenced by the phases of the moon? Maybe after you look at this dataset you will want to take a trip to the beach when there is a full moon in the sky to see for yourself!Data sets
US Weekly Gas Prices Data (xls)This data set includes weekly average retail prices of regular gas in various regions of the United States. Data is current as of March 18, 2013 and dates back to August 20, 1990.Data sets
Oil Price & Inflation Data (xls)Look at changes in nominal oil prices vs. inflated oil prices from 1946 to 2009. Practice making scatterplots and interpreting relationships between variables. Available in Numbers and Excel formats.Data sets
Tides and Moon Phases Data - with images (xls)Do you think that ocean tides are influenced by the phases of the moon? Maybe after you look at this dataset you will want to take a trip to the beach when there is a full moon in the sky to see for yourself!Data sets
Begin with the Mini Lesson OverviewAn outline of all the parts of the mini lessons and the key statistical concepts they incorporate.Teacher instructionals & primers, Data activity (file), Data literacy instructionals
Think statistically and ask statistical questions (One versus Many)Slide presentation introducing the idea of measuring more than one thing, and expecting variability in a group of measurements.Teacher instructionals & primers, Data literacy instructionals
INSTR 1c. Graph Choice 3 of 3The Graph Choice Chart: a flow chart to help students decide what kind of graph based on the kind of question asked. 3 of 3Data literacy instructionals
INSTR 1c. Graph Choice 1 of 3The Graph Choice Chart: a flow chart to help students decide what kind of graph based on the kind of question asked. 1 of 3Data activity (file), Data literacy instructionals
INSTR 1c. Graph Choice 2 of 3The Graph Choice Chart: a flow chart to help students decide what kind of graph based on the kind of question asked. 2 of 3Data activity (file), Data literacy instructionals

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