Explorations in Data Science

Adaptable, project-based curriculum for high school

Program Overview

This curriculum will introduce students to the main ideas in data science through free tools such as Google Sheets, Python, Data Commons and Tableau. Students will learn to be data explorers in project-based units, through which they will develop their understanding of data analysis, sampling, correlation/causation, bias and uncertainty, probability, modeling with data, making and evaluating data-based arguments, the power of data in society, and more! At the end of the course students will have a portfolio of their data science work to showcase their newly developed abilities.

The curriculum will be adaptable so that teachers can bring in datasets or use what is provided to find datasets most relevant to their students. The course has received A-G approval in California as a “C”- approved math course. If you’d like to preview the curriculum, click here to see Unit 1!

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Students who have participated in Explorations in Data Science are approximately…

47% Girls or Nonbinary57% Students of Color68% Not Mathematically Advanced

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Professional Development

Our professional development includes interactive workshops, office hours with our writing team and a self-paced online course— click below to learn more!