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6th Grade - Real World Data


Formulate questions, design studies, and collect real world data. 0606.1.7

Links verified on 7/2/2014

  1. Data Sources on the Web - many places where your students can collect real world data
    1. Census Data - from the U S Census Bureau
    2. City Data - data from numerous sources creating as complete and interesting profiles of all U.S. cities as possible - tens of thousands of city photos, hundreds of thousands of maps, satellite photos, stats about residents and much more
    3. Current Marine Data - select a region or click on the image map
    4. Data from the County and City Databooks - this resource provides WWW access to the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books. You can customize your search for a large variety of types of data for many cities.
    5. Data Library at Math Forum - collaborative projects, data sets, and other sources of data
    6. Earth Science Data Tools and Web Sites
    7. FedStats: A to Z Topical List - the window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
    8. Finding Data on the Internet - You'll soon be checking facts and downloading reputable data on everything from public safety to education to agriculture to crime to economics ... you name it. This site is intended as a resource for journalists, but why not make this a source for projects. Your students can find raw data related to: aviation, demographics, weather, energy, health, immigration and more.
    9. Gasoline Prices - U.S. retail gasoline prices (weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices, regular grade dollars per gallon, including all taxes)
      1. Memphis, TN Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 60 hours
      2. New York Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 24 hours
      3. Toronto Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 24 hours (in liters)
    10. Global Change Master Directory - a directory to Earth science data and services (from the Goddard Space Flight Center)
    11. Global Grocery List Project - How much does food cost in your town? Collect a grocery list of prices from the stores. Post the prices on the web and then compare your prices to prices around the world.
    12. Human Space Flight - real time data (NASA TV offers real time views from space occasionally)
    13. Images and Data - The Space Science and Engineering Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has links to real time satellite images, real time products, and other data sources.
    14. Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - contains over 825 annotated links to data-related resources on the Internet
    15. Local Census - statistical information about the United States of America and all of its cities, zip codes, and counties.
    16. Map Stats - Find out the latest census information for a state, city, or town. State & County Quick Facts provides quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
    17. National Data Buoy Center - To view observations, left-click a marker on the map. To zoom the map, use the zoom slider on the map; or hold down the Shift key while dragging a box; or click the magnifying glass below the zoom slider to turn drag zoom on and off
    18. National Space Science Data Center - general public page
    19. On-Line Data - links to numerous real-time data sets which can be incorporated into your lesson plans
    20. Quantitative Environmental Learning Project - a rich source of data based projects
    21. Real Data - a list of data sources posted by Whatcom Community College's Online Math Center
    22. Real Time Data Projects - from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
    23. Real-Time Data Resources from Ocean Observing Systems - This resource lists was originally compiled as part of a focus group study addressing the needs of educators wishing to use real-time data in their classrooms.
    24. Real Time Data Sites - also from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
    25. Real Time Geophysical Data - listing of links
    26. Real-Time Science Data - access page
    27. Real Time Weather Data - from National Center for Atmospheric Research
    28. Space Science and Engineering Center - real time data
    29. Sunspot Numbers - raw data of the daily number of sunspots from 1818 to the present. Is there a project here?
    30. USGS Real Time Data - water related data for the entire US
    31. U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
    32. United States Historical Census Data Browser to find raw data for projects. You may search census data by decade from 1790 to 1970. There is a wealth of information here.
  2. Real Estate Lesson: Monthly Payments - The purposes of this lesson are give students opportunities to find collect real world data regarding real estate in major cities from the Web A lesson plan can be found at this site

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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