Data Visualizations

These pre-made, introductory data science lessons are a way for students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. We start with a question, find an open dataset to answer the question, and then ask students to reflect.

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Understanding the stock market

By callysto | February 20, 2024

How does understanding the stock market help students make better financial decisions? Grades 9 – 12 Grasping financial literacy through stocks from a young age establishes a foundation for long-term financial literacy, encouraging students to make informed decisions, develop saving habits, and leverage the compounding benefits of early investments. In this data visualization, our goal […]

Exploring Government funding allocations

By callysto | January 25, 2024

Where does Canada’s money flow? Grades 6 – 9 Understanding the Canadian government’s budget, expenditures, and future spending plans is important for promoting transparency and accountability. Moreover, it allows us to pinpoint areas for optimization, focusing on high-spending sectors. In this data visualization, we examined how various sectors within the Canadian government allocate their budgets. […]

Readability of social media privacy policies

By callysto | December 21, 2023

How difficult is it to read the terms of services? Grades 5 – 9 Ever find yourself swiftly clicking “I understand and agree?” to lengthy terms and conditions on a new service you’ve just signed up for? Many people do, given the often intricate language involved. Just how tough is it to read these terms? […]

World Children’s Day

By callysto | November 20, 2023

How many children are not enrolled in primary school globally? Grades 5 – 12 World Children’s Day, which happens every year on November 20, has a different theme each year, and the 2023 theme is ‘For every child, every right.’ The day celebrates two key milestones. On November 20, 1959, the Declaration of the Rights […]

Disability prevalence in Canada

By callysto | October 30, 2023

How many Canadians have disabilities compared to those without? What are the employment rates among Canadians with disabilities? Grades 5 – 9 Canada is home to a significant number of individuals with disabilities, who face a diverse range of impairments, limitations, or restrictions related to vision, hearing, mobility, cognitive or intellectual abilities. The impact of […]

World Teachers’ Day

By callysto | October 5, 2023

How does the teacher-to-student ratio vary across Canadian provinces? How do students describe their favourite teachers? Grades 5 – 12 Canada celebrates World Teachers’ Day annually on October 5. This day recognizes the significant contributions teachers make to education, and underscores the support they offer to their students. The following data visualization tracks the number […]

Coast Salish baskets

By callysto | September 24, 2023

What geometric concepts can be seen in the traditional weaving of the Coast Salish people? Grades 5 – 9 Weaving is a craft with a long history in many places around the world, including the Pacific Northwest. Woven baskets, in particular, have long been important practical and cultural objects for BC Coast Salish people. An […]

Canadian rent prices

By callysto | September 18, 2023

Are Canadian rent prices rising? Grades 10 – 12 Have you ever wondered how much renting a house in Canada costs? Is it cheaper to live in Alberta compared to British Columbia? The following data visualization tracks the evolution of rental rates for various types of units (from bachelor suites to three-bedroom apartments) across different […]

YouTube’s most and least favourite coding languages

By callysto | August 23, 2023

Which programming language is most favourably received among YouTubers? Grades 6 – 12 Natural Language Processing (NLP), a computer science and linguistics subfield, aims to help computers comprehend human languages. Central to NLP is sentiment analysis: the process of figuring out whether a piece of text expresses positive, negative, or neutral feelings. We gauged YouTubers’ […]

Sunsets and sunrises

By callysto | August 3, 2023

Have you ever wondered how sunset, sunrise, and day lengths compare globally? Grades 5 – 9 This exercise visualizes the specific times at which the sun rises and sets in various geographical locations at different times of the year. These times vary depending on the rotation of the Earth on its axis, time zones, and […]

Wildfires in Canada

By callysto | July 24, 2023

What are the main sources of wildfires in Canada? Grades 5 – 9 Wildfires have recently become an urgent concern in Canada. They significantly decrease air quality and pose threats to ecosystems, human lives, and the environment. This week, we explore the various causes of wildfires in Canada, identifying the most destructive types. Moreover, we […]

Colourful Calgary cows

By callysto | July 11, 2023

Where are the colourful cows in Calgary? Grades 5 – 8 If you’ve ever strolled through the streets of Calgary and found yourself captivated by the sight of a large, vibrant cow statue, you’re not alone. These colourful cows are the outcome of the Udderly Art: Colourful Cows for Calgary project. Initiated by a group […]


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