Summer SAVY 2019: Session 3, Day 5 – Data Discoverers (Rising 1st/2nd)
Wow! The week flew by! Our final day was spent analyzing data from our surveys. The students enjoyed comparing the results from the 2 classes and thinking about what those similarities and differences might tell us. We also though a little about what might happen if we asked the same questions to different kinds of groups. For example, how might asking adults or younger children change the answers? While presenting information to one another, students shared how they thought their data could be used. They came up with lots of good ideas!
Thank you for coming to open house! The students appreciated sharing what they learned from you today. If your student is really interested in collecting data and researching, there are many great things that you can do at home to continue the learning. Here are a few ideas:
- Point out graphs and charts in books, articles, and anywhere you see them. Talk about what data they are showing, and why this data is important or interesting.
- Track weather data at home in a weather journal. This is an easy way to gather information, and students can create line graphs to show change over time.
- Participate in a citizen science project. These projects are a way for scientists to collect data across the world. Some projects involve counting urban birds or submitting different kinds of data about animals. Visit https://pbskids.org/scigirls/citizen-science or https://www.zooniverse.org/ to help get started.
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