Big Data
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Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids

By Carla Mooney  
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell

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

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Hardcover, $22.95
9781619306790
Paperback, $17.95
9781619306813
eBook, $12.99
9781619306806
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Engineering & Technology

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“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!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
What Is Big Data?

Chapter 1
Where Does Data Come From?

Chapter 2
The Transition from Paper to Computers

Chapter 3
How Computers Store Data

Chapter 4
Data Gets Big!

Chapter 5
Understanding Data

Chapter 6
The Future of Big Data

Glossary
Metric Conversions Resources
Essential Questions
Index