Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids
Have you watched videos online today? Did you post photographs on social media? Did you upload your English essay to Google docs? All of these are questions about Read More
“The book is great fun! It is jam-packed with fun activities that really bring the idea of data to life. It is comprehensive and offers a lot of useful examples for the use of big data.”
—Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
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Have you watched videos online today? Did you post photographs on social media? Did you upload your English essay to Google docs? All of these are questions about data!
In Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 explore the definition of data and learn how essential it is to our everyday lives. They learn about the history of data, the transition from paper to computers, and the role that search engines such as Google play in handling data. By making connections between the relationships among data, computers, and people, middle school kids also acquire the tools they need to become better digital citizens!
Throughout Big Data, STEAM investigations and experiments provide hands-on, problem-solving opportunities for students that incorporate various challenges and tools. Using readily available household items and recycled materials, each activity will take the reader through an inquiry-based, open-ended investigation that leaves plenty of room to explore individual creativity. With essential questions, fun facts, and links to online primary sources and videos, kids will mine the topic of big data and become better, more informed digital citizens of the world!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Is Big Data?
Where Does Data Come From?
The Transition from Paper to Computers
How Computers Store Data
Data Gets Big!
The Future of Big Data
Metric Conversions Resources