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Datasets

High-quality, engaging, relatable datasets are essential for data science education, and early research shows that a student’s selection of dataset has a substantial impact on their engagement. Below you will find an array of datasets that are well suited for K-12 education, as well as in the college and university setting. We encourage you to implement these ready-to-use datasets into your data science lessons

 

Datasets Specification

Coalition members Emmanuel Schanzer (Bootstrap) and Dan Schneider (Code.org) have collaborated with DS4E staff to develop an in depth specification guide that offers a pathway for individuals to find, clean, document, and upload datasets that can be used in K-12 data science tools. 

If you would like to submit datasets, please complete the google form linked below and ensure your datasets align with the datasets specification guide. Download PDF here. 

(Have a dataset to add?) 

 

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13 resources found

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BSCS Invitations to Inquiry

The Invitations to Inquiry initiative provides lesson plans that allow students to work with community and citizen science data from projects hosted on the FieldScope platform. Teachers and students use FieldScope to collect, visualize, and analyze environmental data.

Grade(s)

6-8, 9-12

Software and Tools
 

FieldScope

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Concord: CODAP (Common Online Data Analysis Platform)

CODAP is a data analysis platform offered by the Concord Consortium and available for use by teachers and students. The platform includes sample datasets, and allows for visualization, summarization, and interpretation of data, and offers games and modules for students to practice data reasoning skills.

Grade(s)

6-8, 9-12, College

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Dillard's

Dillard's has supported the University of Arkansas by providing datasets
that are continually updated. These datasets provide students with a standout experience to both observe real world data as well as the potential issues they may encounter.

Grade(s)

6-8, 9-12, College

Software and Tools
 

None Required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Riid

Riiid offers datasets of student-system interactions collected by the firm's AI tutoring service. Riiid also hosts some coding competitions for students or teachers who are interested in practicing their skills.

Grade(s)

6-8, 9-12

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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CDC / NCHS Data Visualization Gallery

The CDC & NCHS's Data Visualization gallery contains interactive graphics drawn from datasets related to health outcomes and indicators in the US. This tool provides a collection of high-quality data visualizations that can act as a base for introductory data science lessons, or a deep dive on data visualization.

Grade(s)

All

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Data Education in Schools

Data Education in Schools provides a variety of curricular resources for learners grades K-12. These include data sets, lesson plans, and activities across the subject areas. Resources are divided by topic and theme, such as water pollution and seasonal topics, and range from short activities to complete units.

Grade(s)

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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NYC Open Data

The NYC Open Data project offers a wide range of datasets that are collected and used by the city government. Datasets are searchable by topic.

Grade(s)

All, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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The Data and Story Library

This free library provides data sets for students and teachers of statistics to use. In addition to data itself, data sets come with background information and sources whenever possible to provide additional context.

Grade(s)

9-12, College

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Census Academy

The Census Academy is a resource provided by the US Census Bureau. It includes an internal data analysis platform to review, filter, and visualize census data, as well as instructional videos with step-by-step guides to different types of data analysis.

Grade(s)

All

Software and Tools
 

R, ArcGIS

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Data Nuggets

Data Nuggets creates collaborative resources (called Data Nuggets) between scientists and teachers so that teachers can use real scientific data in their classrooms. Scientists get to share their work with a broader public and students gain hands-on experience working with actual scientific data. Each Data Nugget comes with a teacher’s guide and activities, some of which are in Spanish.

Grade(s)

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Oceans of Data Institute

The Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) has curated a complete list of K-16 data science resources, which includes materials developed by ODI and ODI Collaborators, as well as lessons and activities developed by others that look like promising tools.

Grade(s)

All, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet

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Tuva

Tuva creates a K-12 data science ecosystem for math and science that includes its own proprietary data science software, lesson plans, and datasets. The Tuva team also offers both live and recorded workshops to enable teacher training in data literacy education.

Grade(s)

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Software and Tools
 

None required

K-12 Datasheet Verified? 
 

Not Yet