Data Tells a Story
In this unit students will be introduced to data science through a reflection of their own experiences using self-generated data, an exploration of a larger dataset of people’s media use, and an analysis of business data. Through these activities students will learn about the data science process, begin using data to tell stories, and think about the ethics involved in working with data. Students will make sense of the questions: What part of the story is told by data? What is variation? How is data generated? What data is gathered about themselves? During the unit, students will be learning to use CODAP and Google Sheets as they consider the ways data can be used to model the world. As students learn about data, they will be introduced to many different ways to represent data and will explore univariate, bivariate, and multivariate data. From the data visualizations they will consider what story they can tell from their data.