Mini Data Jam

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.


eBird – Bird Sightings at NM Hotspots
NOAA weather station – Las Cruces Monthly Weather


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.


eBird – Sighting Frequency of 4 Species
NOAA weather station – Las Cruces Climate since 1950
New Mexico Water Use and Precipitation

Want to find local data from your home?


Click here for national data resources.

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