Data Nuggets are holding workshops for scientists to create their own Nuggets and to introduce teachers to using Nuggets in the classroom. The schedule is as follows:
For Teachers: Data Nuggets are activities that bring real scientific data into K-12 classrooms and guide students through the entire scientific process. Our workshop will introduce you to Data Nuggets and how they fit into your curriculum and align with national science standards.
Our goal is to use current research to capture the attention of students by engaging them with more than just the conclusions of a study, but the story and process of the researcher behind the ideas and data. Teachers that have previously used Data Nuggets in the classroom believe their students get excited about a research topic while increasing their quantitative skills and competency with the scientific method.
For Scientists: Data Nuggets are activities that bring real scientific data into K-16 classrooms and guide students through the entire scientific process. Our workshop will help you create your own Data Nugget to be posted on our website datanuggets.org!
Creating a Data Nugget will help you think about the essence of your work and how it can be framed to captivate diverse audiences – from elementary students to fellow scientists. Data Nuggets are an avenue toward broader impacts as your research will be shared with K-16 audiences and improve the understanding of science in society.