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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COVID-19 and Log Scales

By callysto | November 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered how you can use data to learn about the growth of COVID-19 cases? We answered that question by looking at how long it takes for reported COVID-19 cases to double in Canada. We did this by plotting them using a logarithmic or “log” scale on a line graph. We created two …

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Popular Video Games

By callysto | November 20, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the most popular video games are?  This week, we explored that question by creating two pie charts using Wikipedia data about: Number of players for specific games (first pie chart) Video game sales (second pie chart) Reflect on what you see Look and interact with the data visualizations above. When …

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The Cost of the First World War

By callysto | November 11, 2020

Recommended grade level: 6-12 Have you ever wondered how World War I impacted Canada? Remembrance Day is an opportunity to recognize the impact of the First and Second World Wars. During the week of November 11, 2020, we explored some of World War I’s (WWI) impact on Canada by using data from the Canadian War …

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