Data Collection Teacher Resources
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A Tour of Europe-Data Collection
Research and data collection are important skills for school success. This instructional activity, comparing European countries to North Carolina, provides a way to practice these skills. There is list of websites, including Lonely Planet, that will pique learners' interest.
6th English Language Arts
Using Data from Sensors
Beginning with a discussion about using technology to collect data, this resource includes a video about the next Mars rover as an example. Young scientists are taught that filtering is necessary before collected data can be analyzed. Links to phone apps that can collect data and online recording software are included so that older learners can practice filtering recorded data.
6th - 12th Science
Independent Plant Growth Experiment
This is an awesome lesson plan filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an experiment based on a developed hypothesis, conduct research, and work toward having a strong paper and product for the science fair.
6th - 8th Science
Get on your Mark, Get Set, Go! Collect, Interpret, and Represent Data Using a Bar Graph and a Circle Graph.
Start this engaging data analysis study with a review of charts and graphs using the linked interactive presentation, which is both hilarious and comprehensive. Consider projecting it and having volunteers come up to complete various challenges.
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Butterflies in Space
How does gravity affect the life cycle of a butterfly? Learn first-hand what types of investigations astronauts perform in space by following along with one of NASA's experiments. Create butterfly habitats in the classroom with specific factors to be studied (learners choose what to study).
K - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Measure a Tree
Young mathematicians explore data collection and mathematical problem solving. They will work in cooperative groups to determine the height of a tree by measuring several predetermined distances on the ground. They will use the data collected to set up mathematical ratio problems and calculate the height of the tree.
5th - 8th Math
Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?
Ever notice that, just after looking at an item online, that item shows up in an advertisement along the side of another webpage? That's because many companies track online data and use it to create targeted advertisements. Introduce your class to this concept and ask them to discuss online safety.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Riding on a Pendulum
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and measurements about how the pendulum works.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
The Shape of Data
Explore the difference between statistical and non-statistical questions. Fun follows as learners gather statistical data for the question, "How many times can the typical sixth grader catch a spool in a cup in one minute?" Data is posted in a line plot.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Measuring Larval Monarchs
Data collection and interpretation is a big part of math as well as science. Get kids into graphing with a hands-on lesson where butterflies are the main attraction. The class reviews everything they know about the monarch life cycle, migration, and the characteristics of monarch larvae.
3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Race
Learners investigate elapsed time. They construct an obstacle course and take turns racing robots through the course. In addition, they track data and hypothesize about improving the race time. Once the analysis of the data is complete, they present their findings to the class.
4th - 8th Math