In an ever more data-driven world, there is a growing need for students and citizens to understand and use data with increasing fluency. Educators have found, however, that bringing authentic data sets into the classroom can be a challenge.
Through Zoom In! Teaching Science with Data, EDC is infusing data literacy into high school biology and earth science instruction. Zoom In’s instructional design helps teachers integrate the teaching of science content with exercises that build students skills in analyzing data and using it as evidence as they explain and argue about science phenomena.
Zoom In! Teaching Science with Data is modeled on the award-winning digital platform Zoom In! History.
EDC staff working on Zoom In! Teaching Science with Data are engaging in the following work:
- Design, develop, and test six data-rich digital curriculum modules in biology and earth science.