Just when you read the title, you probably rolled your eyes a little. Many teachers (and I used to be one of them) automatically reach for the aspirin when the mention of data collection comes up.
Data collection can be a real pain, but when done right, it will help you (and your students) in the long run. Throughout this series, we’re going to look at data collection a couple of different ways.
At the heart of data collection is the humble table. Tables can be used for both quantitative and qualitative data entry and for more specific things like finding averages, repeating trials, etc. Other data collection methods involve graphs, analysis and even observation.
Helping students collect data (and organize it) will give them a better idea of what people in STEM fields do in their careers. It will also help them to think more critically about what kids of information needs to be collected and how it should be arranged so that it can be best understood.
This Bundle Pack contains 9 different ways to help students be successful with data. Along with tables and charts, students will learn about meaningful analysis, observations and the use of STEM Notebooks. On the teachers side, I’ve included data trackers, rubrics and checklists as well as team trackers.
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