EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Once your students start to see how meaningful data can be conjured up from every aspect of life, their view of the world will be changed forever. Access standards-aligned resources that add essential context to timely topics while exploring data-driven innovation across all industries. These ready-to-use resources can be integrated with your SSO for easy implementation.

Student Interactive
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Data in My Day

Grade: 6–12
10-15 minutes
In this self-paced eLearning module, students travel through a typical day to investigate everyday occurrences and discover where and how data and data science play a part. Students will explore the many ways data can be used along with various data-driven careers.

Educator Guide

Get all the background knowledge and teacher tools you need to incorporate the eLearning module into class, including lesson guides, extensions to continue the conversation, plus key terms and context.

CURRICULUM CONNECTORS

These exploratory resources provide beginner and intermediate-level activity ideas tied to a specific theme, for students in Grades 6–12. Discover real-world data sets that you can integrate into your curriculum. *For Spanish-language resources that you can assign or use to support learning, please explore our Student resources page.

Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Women & Gender Equity at 100

Grade: 6-12
Students will explore progress towards gender equity by analyzing data on women’s changing roles in entertainment, professional sports, and leadership.
  • Strides in Female Recording Artists’ Roles
  • Soccer Pros and Fans Take to #insta, FB and Twitter
  • Bridging the Gender Gap
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary
Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

USING THE CENSUS FOR A U.S. SNAPSHOT

Grade: 6-12
Students will use archived Census data to explore changes in U.S. population density, diversity, and voting participation.
  • Population Comparisons and Predictions
  • United States Population Demographics
  • Voting Patterns Across the States
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary
Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTION CYCLE

Grade: 6-12
Students will investigate voting participation rates in elections, the impact of advanced data, and the evolving impact of media consumption.
  • Voting and Viewership Rates and Comparisons
  • Political Segments at the Poll
  • Multimedia’s Impact on Politics
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary
Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

DATA DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Grade: 6-12
Students will interact with national data and collect data from family and friends, to draw conclusions about consumer behavior related to the holidays.
  • Giving Thanks—A Holiday Tradition
  • Power Up—Video Games During the Holidays
  • Sweet Treats—Exploring the Candy Aisle
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary
Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

BIG DATA IN THE BIG GAME

Grade: 6-12
In these activities, students will investigate consumer data bytes surrounding championship football—such as the fans, the entertainment, and the food.
  • What Makes a Football Fan
  • What’s In It For Me?
  • Changes Over Time
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary
Curriculum Connector
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

DATA GETS GREEN

Grade: 6-12
When companies “go green,” do they spend more or make more? These activities inspire students to think like innovators as they use data to explore environmental challenges.
  • Engineering Sustainability—Designing Our Future
  • Supply and Demand—Economy of Sustainability
  • Caring Matters—Sustainability for the Future
  • Collecting Data
  • Vocabulary

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

These hands-on activities are flexibly designed for any learning environment. Each activity lasts approximately 45-minutes, and is intended for use across multiple content areas for students in Grades 6-8.

Classroom Activity
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Premium Products

Grade: 6-8
Why do some cars, clothing items or computers cost more than others? In this activity, students will look at perception data about luxury products and create a luxury product prototype of their own.
Classroom Activity
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

A Winning Smile

Grade: 6-8
Does the endorsement potential of celebrity athletes depend on winning games? In this activity, students will use data to predict an athlete’s potential for being selected for ads and endorsements.
Classroom Activity
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Millennial Movement

Grade: 6-8
How will the media habits of millennials change by 2050? In this activity, students will research how different audiences are consuming media and develop predictive models for media habits in 2050.

EDUCATOR WEBINAR

Looking for ways to adapt lessons for a virtual classroom? DISCOVER DATA….Remotely! is the latest edition in our webinar series. With overviews on how to use popular digital tools with DISCOVER DATA resources, our goal is to provide you with concrete ideas for engaging your students virtually.

Webinar Highlights

  • Overview the key points of FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  • Our Top 10 digital tools for using DISCOVER DATA remotely
  • Making Career Connections: Virtually connecting your class with real-world data professionals

VIRTUALLY CONNECT YOUR CLASS WITH A DATA EXPERT

Show students the power of data in action by putting them face-to-face with an inspiring real-world Data Expert, who will lead your class through a unique digital lesson.

SHARE DATA CAREERS WITH YOUR CLASS

Whether in place of, or in addition to connecting with a data-professional, Discover Data’s Video Career Profiles serve to provide a personalized connection to careers in data. In these videos, students meet six diverse young professionals as they share the unique ways they work with data – in both their personal lives and at work.

Client Solutions Executive

As a Client Solutions Executive, Janay ensures that businesses and other organizations receive the specific data they need based on their individual goals. Watch as she explains how data can even be used to detect things like seasonal consumer habits.

Director of Client Solutions

As a Director of Client Solutions, Andrew and his team use data to help TV networks understand who is watching so that they can best reach their audience. Learn how Andrew uses data to make his travel plans.
Teachers learning from their students is a way of Crowdsourcing Data.