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The PPDAC Framework is the pedagogocal approach used to deliver Data Education. You can read more about each stage within the website.

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Weaving Data

In this award-winning, unplugged activity, learners use strips of material woven into a fence or other large frame to display data, creating a collaborative art installation that is both eye-catching and conversation-sparking.

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Fizzy Data

Create your own Zero-waste Data Physicalisation (or Fizzy Data, for short!) In this activity that requires both creativity and understanding a data set, learners will create a fun, physical representation of a provided data set using the materials and tools available.

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Data Viz Quiz

Put your graph-reading skills to the test in our Data Viz Quiz challenge!

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Christmas Graphs Quiz

Put your graph-reading skills to the test in our seasonal Data Viz Quiz challenge!

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Books for discussing data

Below is a list of books which teachers have found useful for starting conversations about data in the classroom. Book reviews from teachers and learners will be linked below each title as we receive them.

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Data Visualisation Examples

We have pulled together an (ever-growing!) set of data visualisation examples, categorised by type—e.g. bar charts, pie charts, line graphs, scatter plots, histograms, heat maps, and many more—as well as curricular level at which we would expect comprehension and creation of each graph.

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Create your own Escape Room

This activity is part of our set of Data-themed Escape Rooms. For background info on the DATA Agency and the VIKINGS villains, read our Top Secret Brief.

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Stop the Time Heist!

This activity is part of our set of Data-themed Escape Rooms. For background info on the DATA Agency and the VIKINGS villains, read our Top Secret Brief.

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Find the VIKINGS Secret Lair

This activity is part of our set of Data-themed Escape Rooms. For background info on the DATA Agency and the VIKINGS villains, read our Top Secret Brief.

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Locked in the DATA base

This activity is part of our set of Data-themed Escape Rooms. For background info on the DATA Agency and the VIKINGS villains, read our Top Secret Brief.

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Agent Briefing Logic Puzzles

This activity is part of our set of Data-themed Escape Rooms. For background info on the DATA Agency and the VIKINGS villains, read our Top Secret Brief.

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Micro:bit Monsters (Early/First Level version)

Make a Micro:Pet that smiles and sings! In this lesson, learners will code a micro:bit to show a face and make sounds. The learners can then design a papercraft monster to fit round the micro:bit.

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Datasets resource

Interested in Pokemon? Hip hop music? Air quality? Gender equality? Football? Space dogs? There's a data set for it!

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Micro:bit Data Monsters

Make a Micro:bit Monster and put it to work collecting data for you! In this lesson, learners will code a micro:bit to show a face and make sounds, as well as sense the ambient temperature. The learners can then design a papercraft monster to fit round the micro:bit, and decide where in the classroom or school they will put their monster.

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NPA Data Science – SOLAR Dashboard Assessment Exemplar

This PDF document provides guidance on a method for developing an interactive dashboard that fulfils the criteria for the NPA Data Science SOLAR assessment question on mapping bike routes using historical Just Eat bikes data. It is provided as an example of how students could successfully meet the criteria.

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Data Explorer Cards

Our Data Explorer cards introduce children and young people to a data problem-solving approach (PPDAC). The design builds on informal question-asking behaviours and supports learners’ exploration of data in relation to the themes of Lego! Birds! Lost Property! Plastics! or a theme of their choosing. Question prompts on the cards support learners to explore problems, plan, collect data, analyse and draw conclusions.

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