Links to Data
For structured links to online resources for teaching probability and statistics, we recommend StatisticOnline and Statistics on the Web.
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have chosen sites that are managed in a professional manner.
Network Science Sites
We've included links to science
education projects that use the Internet to build networks of students
and scientists who study the environment by collecting and analyzing
In a project entitled A Study of Student Investigations in Data-Sharing Projects, the developers of TinkerPlots® are currently studying how students make use of data that they download from such sites.
in grades K through 12 study animal migrations and vegetation growth
that signal spring's arrival. Data include those submitted by
naturalists (migration of eagles) and by participating students
(blooming of tulips; sightings of monarch butterflies). Unrestricted
access to data.
in grades 5 through 8 submit data on birds they observe at feeders.
Curricula include 10 units on building and maintaining a feeder,
techniques for observing and identifying birds, and methods for
analyzing data from sightings posted by participating classrooms. Data
access is restricted.
through 12 students collect and submit data concerning weather, water
quality, and other areas of study for use by scientists. The students
access the collective database and construct maps and graphs from global
images. Unrestricted access to data.
The Jason Project
telecommunications, K through 12 students "accompany" scientists on
two-week expeditions to sites throughout the world to study plant and
animal life, geological formations, and even shipwrecks. Winner of
numerous awards. Registration required.
is an international collaboration between researchers and students in
grades K through 12. Some students submit data from whale watches, but
most available data are from satellite tracking and sightings by
naturalists. Much of the data can be accessed without a password.
school students and the National Estuarine Research Reserves
collaborate in a study of non-point source water pollution in estuaries
and their watersheds. Curriculum activities are geared for biology,
chemistry, physics, and earth science. Unrestricted access to data.
in grades 6 through 12 conduct an energy audit of their school building
and share these data with participating classrooms. Based on their
analyses of the data, students recommend to their school boards ways to
reduce energy use. Data access is restricted.
site offers curricula and software for studying global climate change
and biodiversity at both the middle school and high school levels.
WorldWatcher, a powerful visualization tool, displays climate data on a
world map. Access to all data, software, and materials is unrestricted.
Water on the Web
site's curricula are built around a remote underwater sampling station
that takes real-time measurements in several Minnesota lakes. The
curriculum is targeted to advanced high school and first-year college
courses in general science and environmental science. Unrestricted
access to data.