In this lesson, you will work with a partner to identify and analyze a large data set that interests both of you. This project requires developing several questions, or hypotheses, about the data and then investigating them by creating visualizations to answer those questions. As you complete your project, keep track of your process on your portfolio using the reflection questions as a guide.
Unit ObjectivesStudents will learn to:
- Use computers to process information to gain insight and knowledge
- Collaborate when processing information to gain isnisght and knowledge
- Communicate insight and knowledge gained from using computer programs to proces information
- Use large data sets to explore and discover information and knowledge
- Use Fusion Tables to visualize data
- Work collaboratively to research, investigate and analyze a large data set making sure that your project meets the following specifications.
- Data Sources: For this project, your large data set must contain at least 1,000 data values or cells. (You may use one of these examples, but you are encouraged to find others
- Questions and Hypotheses: Brainstorm with your partner 3-5 questions and corresponding hypotheses that you believe can be answered using your chosen data set.
First, write a question you have about the data set you chose.
Now, convert that question into a hypothesis (a statement) with your prediction about the data.
Hypotheses take the form of "If __________, then _________."
For example, a hypothesis about student debt data could be, "If the tuition costs are higher at an institution, the student debt will be higher."?
Make sure that you do the Self-check at this link. Also, make sure that you do the Google Site for 6.8.