Time spent on video games

How much time are Canadians spending on video games?

What age levels spend the most time playing video games? And, how much is *too much* time playing video games?

To answer our question we:

  • Gathered data from Statistics Canada. Note, this data is from a 2010 survey so it would be interesting to see how the data has changed since then.
  • Created a bar chart, with age groups plotted on the y-axis, and average minutes playing video games per day plotted on the x-axis.

Reflect on what you see

Look and interact with the bar chart above. When you mouse-over the bar chart you’ll notice more information appears.

Think about the following questions:

  • What do you notice about the bar chart?
  • What do you wonder about the data?

Use the fill-in-the-blank prompts to summarize your thoughts:

  • “I used to think_______”
  • “Now I think_______”
  • “I wish I knew more about_______”
  • “These data visualizations remind me of _______”

Share your reflections

Below are some  ways to share your thoughts about the data visualization. If you want to publish your reflections online, make sure you check in with your teacher or guardian.

Learn how we visualized the data

Go to our walk-through (in Jupyter notebook format) to see how we used the data science process (formulating a question, gathering the data, analyzing the data with code, and creating the visualizations) to create the scatterplot.