By creating a Data Nugget based upon your own research, you will improve your communications skills, share your research with a broad audience, and increase your broader impacts!
To learn more about Data Nuggets before you get started, visit our page for scientists and researchers.
We want to help encourage all scientists to make Data Nuggets, and ask that you contact us once you begin this process. 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 society. We would be happy to host your Data Nugget on our website and can provide page analytics and teacher feedback to share with funding agencies. Thank you!
To make a Data Nugget based on your own data, download the experimental data Template and look over the items necessary to create one. 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, fill out our Google spreadsheet or email the completed Microsoft Word template to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will hear back from us shortly with comments and edits if necessary.
We have developed a new template, specifically for observational data, that can be downloaded here. This template provides students with background information and an observational dataset, and then challenges them to develop their own questions, hypotheses, and experimental design. 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.