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Data Resources Online


Links Verified 3/18/2014


  1. Antarctic meteorological data in real-time
  2. Area Vibes - everything you need to know about (almost) every city in the United States
  3. Census Data - from the U S Census Bureau
  4. 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
  5. County and City Data Book [United States] Series - ICPSR's holdings of the County and City Data Books cover the years 1944-1977, 1983, and 1988, and consist of several data sets that include economic, demographic, governmental, and electoral data for diverse areas.
  6. Data from the County and City Data books - 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.
  7. Data Library at Math Forum - collaborative projects, data sets, and other sources of data
  8. Earth Cam - a reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet
  9. Earth Science Data Tools and Web Sites
  10. FedStats: A to Z Topical List - the window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
  11. 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.
  12. Gasoline Prices - U.S. retail gasoline prices (weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices, regular grade dollars per gallon, including all taxes)
    1. New York Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 36 hours
    2. Toronto Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 36 hours (in liters)
    3. Local Gas Prices in the US - select a state or type a city, state, or zip code in their search box
  13. Global Change Master Directory - a directory to Earth science data and services ( from the Goddard Space Flight Center )
  14. 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.
  15. Historical County and City Data Books - The County and City Data Books provide online access to a range of city, county and state statistical data. Duke's online service provides access to data from the 1930s to the 1970s
  16. Human Space Flight - real time data (NASA TV offers real time views from space occasionally)
  17. 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.
  18. Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Numerous resources involving integration.
  19. Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - contains over 825 annotated links to data-related resources on the Internet
  20. Learn Interview Skills - The Art of Interviewing Part I | The Art of Interviewing Part II
  21. License Plates of the World - Looking at Tennessee, for example, I found plates back to 1912.
  22. 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.
  23. National Atlas of the United States of America - the single best Federal source for national maps and geographic information on the Web
  24. National Space Science Data Center - general public page
  25. Ocean World - real time data index
  26. On-Line Data - links to numerous real-time data sets which can be incorporated into your lesson plans
  27. Plot and follow cargo ship as they make their way across the ocean. A great way to collect real world data
  28. Primary Resources and Real-World Data - The Internet provides access to a wide range of primary resources such as letters, diaries, journals, logs, data, documents, speeches, and videos.
  29. Primary Sources On The Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials.
  30. Quantitative Environmental Learning Project - a rich source of data based projects
  31. Real Data - a list of data sources posted by Whatcom Community College's Online Math Center
  32. Real Time Data Projects - from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
  33. Real Time Data Sites - also from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
  34. Real Time Geophysical Data - listing of links
  35. Real-Time Science Data - access page
  36. Real Time Weather Data - from National Center for Atmospheric Research
  37. Ship Mates - Explore the Gulf of Maine as oceanographers do, using online research data
  38. Solar Activity - raw data of the daily number of sunspots from 1818 to the present. Is there a project here?
  39. Space Science and Engineering Center - real time data
  40. Statistics Canada - Canadian data resources for students
  41. Tables of Physical Data - thirteen categories of data
  42. The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International Education Initiative.
  43. Thinking Fountain is always changing and growing! You'll find: Activities and ideas, Galleries to show your work, Books you can use, and Surprises inspired by Thinking Fountain
  44. USGS Real Time Data - water related data for the entire US
  45. U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
  46. Uncle Sam's Reference Shelf - County and City Data Book: 2007
  47. 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.

Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles.
 

  

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