Datasets and Lesson Plans

We will post datasets here that have been modified for classroom use, and lesson plans using those datasets.

Connected STEM packages – cross curricular STEM & Data Science projects from Foundation to Year 10, designed for the Victorian Education Department.

Here is a fun maths/data lesson on the stretchiness of lolly snakes, contributed by Dianne Frost from Melbourne High.

CSIRO has published their Educational Datasets materials, that our Founder Dr Linda McIver and others have created. There are lesson plans here working with CSIRO datasets such as:

Logan’s Dam Water Quality

Great Barrier Reef Carbon Dioxide Measurements

Air Quality in Sydney (Particulates Measurements)

Global Sea Level Measurements

Income Inequality in Australia

West Australian Wheat Belt Bird Survey

There are also useful Data Science Teaching resources available as a Companion to the Lesson plans.

The original Happiness Report data is online, and downloadable (on that page, under “Chapter 2: Online Data“).  ADSEI has divided the data by year and by country, to make it easier to use:

Happiness Report by year – the by year files give a separate csv for each year, with data for all of the countries surveyed that year.  Here is a snapshot:

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As you can see, not all values were surveyed in all countries every year.

Happiness Report by Country – the by country files give a separate csv file for each country, with data for each year each country was surveyed. Here is a snapshot:

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