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Among Us Popularity

When and how did “Among Us” become so popular? “Whodunit” board games like Clue have long been popular with kids. The same is now proving true with gaming apps. The online multiplayer game Among Us, which was released in June 2018, is a fun remix of the idea of “finding the imposter in the crowd”. …

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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 …

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Teacher Uses Callysto to Introduce Data Science Skills

Lara Winstone first heard about Callysto at the October 2020 Computer Using Educators of British Columbia conference. Winstone teaches computer science, information technologies (IT), and mathematics at Sentinel Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the conference, she learned how Callysto can be used to teach students to develop and apply data science skills (coding, …

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Arctic Sea Ice Levels

How have Arctic sea ice levels changed over time? What is sea ice? Why is it important? This NASA article had great answers to both questions: “Sea ice is a frozen seawater that floats on the ocean surface. It forms in both the Arctic and the Antarctic in each hemisphere’s winter. This floating ice has …

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Land Use Across the Ages

How have humans impacted land usage over time?  Get ready to look at data that’s millions of years old! We wondered how we could use data science to learn about they ways humans have interacted or changed the land around us. “Anthromes” refers to the kind of changes humans have made to land. Cities, farmlands, and …

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Data and Carbon Dioxide

How does Canada’s CO2 emissions compare to other G7 countries? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas. This means it’s a “gas in the Earth’s atmosphere that traps heat.” Think about greenhouse gases as tents. If you’re camping, the tent covers you and keeps in warm air.  So where does CO2 come from? Commonly, it comes …

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Data Science and Climate Change

How can we use data to look for evidence of climate change? When we think about climate change, temperature is a factor. Here’s a fun fact about temperature scales. When you hear people say, “degrees Fahrenheit”, did you know “Fahrenheit” was a person? Daniel Fahrenheit lived over 300 years ago and invented the mercury thermometer. Even …

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“Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Sharing Callysto Learning Modules with Students

In a previous blog post we gave tips on how teachers can share our online learning modules with others. These learning modules run off of the Callysto Hub, a free, online workspace that doesn’t store any personal information. In this post, we’ll provide additional best practices on sharing Callysto learning modules. Sharing Callysto learning module …

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Explore Fish Harvesting with Data Science

What is the impact of fish harvesting on the pink salmon population? In this learning module, recommended for Grades 9-12, students will learn about how to use data science techniques to explore the impact of fishing on pink salmon populations. It’s recommended that this notebook is used in conjunction with the notebook, “Discover Fish Traps …

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Discover Fish Traps with Data

The Coast Salish are Indigenious peoples based in the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada (British Columbia) and the United States (Oregon and Washington). Salmon fishing is part of their history and culture. What types of fish traps did they use? How can you use data analysis to figure out how effective the traps were? These …

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