Mini Data Jam - Middle and High School Data Challenge

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Mini Data Jam Datasets

These datasets were collected by scientists and community scientists to help understand the desert and how it is changing.  Choose a dataset that you find interesting to use in your mini data jam!

Level 1 Datasets

Level 1 datasets are appropriate for upper elementary or middle school students and include data tables and graphs.  Click on the links below to view the datasets.

Level 2 Datasets

Level 2 datasets are appropriate for middle and high school students and include data tables, but no graphs. Click on the links below to view the datasets.

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Mini Data Jam is aligned with the following NGSS Dimensions.  

Science and Engineering Practices:

Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking; Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; and Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Crosscutting Concepts:

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity; and Patterns