Data literacy tools
What: An easy data manipulation tool for graphing and interpretation
Why: Give students the opportunity to learn with data without the frustration bottleneck associated with early graphing experiences in Excel
What: Bite-sized data sets with instructions to guide student exploration and learning
Why: Enable project-based learning and build engagement by using relevant and real data sets to work on real-world problems
Hot topics and science literacy
Letters to a Pre-Scientist*
What: Students (i.e. “pre-scientists”) exchange letters with a scientist
Why: Demystify science careers by creating personal connections with a real scientist pen pal.
Newsela – Math & Science
What: News articles on current topics in math and science adapted by reading level
Why: Get students excited about new discoveries in science and fun ways to use math; sorting by skills, language, and reading-level create an accessible science exploration experience
Next Generation Science Standards*
What: Guidelines and resources for integrative approaches for improved science education
Why: Search and explore content and ideas for helping students learn science through crosscutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices
Coastal Resilience on the Eastern Shore*
What: A Mapping tool to explore the Eastern Shore’s changing coastlines.
Why: Explore environmental conditions and change in your own community, including the option to examine how environmental change maps onto socioeconomic conditions in our local population.