During the “Identifying Different Types & Sources of Data” workshop in the Data Literacy Series, we explore the many different types of data that are used in natural and social sciences and discuss how we determine which are the best data to use for our content area or questions at hand. We will then dive deeper into where you can find those data as well, tips and tricks for accessing and using online data, and working on downloading and preparing a dataset relevant to your teaching.
The National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) connects you to long-term ecological monitoring data recorded from all of the 28 coastal and estuarine research reserves. Includes continuous monitoring of water quality parameters, weather, and bi-monthly analyses of nutrients, chlorophyll, etc. There is also data about biodiversity monitoring and land-use and habitat change analysis.
You can view and make data visualizations in real time, or download the data and plot it in your own favorite tool.
There are 2 systems: Data Export System (very useful) and Advanced Query System. Also, there are 3 applications depending on what kind of data you are interested in looking at: Real Time Application, GIS Application, and Vegetation Monitoring Application.
Get your kids diving into coastal monitoring data today: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/!
The NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Watch is an interactive map interface of data from 2001 to present around the Gulf of Mexico taken from a wide range of CTD stations. Data include: dissolved oxygen concentrations and mean sea surface temperatures.
You can zoom in and out of certain areas as well as toggle the data on and off the map. This enables users to compare maps to look for patterns in where the different hypoxia zones were found year to year from 2001-present in the Gulf of Mexico.
Get your kids diving into oxygen monitoring data today: http://service.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/Hypoxia/viewer.htm!
The National Center for Health Statistics is a treasure trove of health data and statistics from throughout the United States.
You can search the site by key word, place, and numerous other ways. There is information about Data Access, Data Tools, Data Analysis Aids, and Data Visualizations.
Get your kids diving into health data today: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs!
There is location dedicated to helping you with Data Download & Visualization Services, including a range of data, visualizations, applications, and tools for interacting with the wide range of spatial data available. There are also extensive supports and FAQs to working with the data and the site.
Play around in The National Map Corps, an online crowdsourcing mapping project with volunteers successfully editing structures in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and make your contribution to the data!
Get your kids diving into spatial data today: https://nationalmap.gov/!