Postcard 3 – Dive into Data

Dive into data!

Dear Explorer:

I hope you learned a lot about climate change in our last meeting. We must collect data to really understand how things are changing in Antarctica.

In preparation, please do the following tasks:

Play a virtual card game and make up a data story!

I look forward to our next meeting where we will be discussing data and why our mission is so important. By completing these tasks, you will earn your Data badge.


Dr Megan Cimino and the Research Team
Dive Into Data

Let’s Play a Card Game

One important way to analyze data is to look at graphs and interpret (figure out) what they mean. We are going to practice interpreting data by playing a card game below where you look at the graph and create a story that explains it. 

The first side of the card has a graph. A graph has both an X (horizontal) and y (vertical) axis. For example, in graph #1 the X axis is “Person’s Age” and the Y axis is “Movies a person likes.”

Think of a quick short story (a few sentences) that explains the relationship the graph is showing. Have fun with it! Just make sure it accurately represents the graph. Then turn the card and reveal our explanation. There are six cards total.