Making a Data Nugget

We will work with you along the way to create a Data Nugget from your own research and data! Each Data Nugget goes through an iterative development process, which involves peer-review, classroom piloting, and teacher feedback. Our Data Nugget team works individually with the scientist to help identify the story in their data and communicate effectively with a broad audience. By going through this process, you will practice your science communications skills, share your research with a broad audience, and increase your broader impacts!

We encourage anyone to make a Data Nugget, and ask that you contact us once you begin this process. We will host your activity on our website, which reaches thousands of educators across the world. Once posted, we can provide page analytics and teacher feedback to share with funding agencies.

If you plan to include Data Nuggets in a Broader Impacts section of a grant, please contact us and we will be happy to write a letter of support or provide some text describing the impacts that your Data Nugget will have on science education and data literacy.


To learn more about Data Nuggets before you get started, visit our page for scientists and researchers.


Getting Started & Submitting Your Data Nugget

  • To get started, download the experimental data Template and look over the items necessary to create a Data Nugget. Text in red must be provided by the researcher, along with images of the research being conducted, a table of data, and graphs or figures of the data.

  • To submit your Data Nugget for review, email the completed Template to eschultheis@gmail.com. Or, you can fill out our Google spreadsheet. You will hear back from us shortly with comments and edits. Keep in mind, it is typical that each Data Nugget goes through several rounds of revision before being posted to our site.

  • We have developed a new template, specifically for observational data, which can be downloaded here. This template is a perfect fit for citizen science and long-term datasets!

  • If you are feeling stuck creating your Data Nugget, feel free to contact us or check out our page of resources here.

Complete the online form to submit a Data Nugget based on your own research!

Complete the online form to submit a Data Nugget based on your own research!

Download the Data Nugget Template and complete areas with red text.

Download the Data Nugget Template and complete areas with red text.