Strategies for Supporting High School Students' First Explorations of Scientific Data

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL21D (San Jose Convention Center)
Kim Kastens, Education Development Center Inc., Waltham, MA
How can teachers and instructional materials help students transition from working with small, student-collected datasets to large, complex, professionally collected datasets? Strategies include minimizing extraneous information and maximizing insight-rich information in the data visualizations; leveraging the skill set that students bring with them from working with self-collected data; and practicing the use of spatial, temporal and quantitative reasoning to connect claims with evidence.