# TinkerPlotsâ„˘

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In addition to the data sets that come with TinkerPlots, we also offer links to data sets and activities that we have accumulated after release. If you have TinkerPlots activities to share, please contact us and we'll include them here.

For ease of browsing, we link directly to a downloadable TinkerPlots document. Your computer should automatically walk you through the process of "associating" .tp files with the TinkerPlots application.

### Alligators

This data set shows lengths and weights of 25 Florida alligators. Students can use this data to informally explore a cubic relationship.

### Balancing on One Foot

This data set helps students visualize trends over time and explore relationships between attributes. You can also have your students add their data to this file.

### Body Temperature and Heart Rate

This data set includes measurements of body temperature and heart rate for 130 people. This is a good opportunity for students to compare an accepted average for a population, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average for a sample.

### Fish

This data set includes measurements of 159 fish caught in a lake in Finland. You can connect this data to geometry by having students use the measurements of individual fish to draw pictures of an average fish for each of the different species.

### "Measures of Center," Adapted from Discovering Algebra

This data set not only helps students explore the concepts of mean and median within a data set, but it also serves as a good introduction to TinkerPlots in general. Devin Hess, a teacher at the Community School of the East Bay in Oakland, California, culled this data set from his own class and created the related activity from a lesson in Chapter 1 of Discovering Algebra.

Hess also submitted this related activity, which teaches students about the contents of data sets, and how data can be organized and viewed within a TinkerPlots data file.

### Hurricane Data

We received this data set from Michael Wilkinson, a sixth-grade science teacher at the Fieldston Lower School in Bronx, New York. Wilkinson's students have gathered data relating to Atlantic Ocean hurricanes from 1999???2004, using such sources as the websites for the National Hurricane Center, Weather Underground, and UNISYS Weather. Attributes include month, peak location, number of deaths, and maximum wind speed.