Skip to main content
Translate page with Google

Lesson Plan July 24, 2017

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

Grades:

Author:

Questions for Resource 1: "Cancer's Global Footprint"

  1. Use the map to answer the following questions:

    a. What country has the highest number of deaths from stomach cancer?
    b. What country has the most cases of cervical cancer?
    c. What country has the fewest cancer deaths?
     
  2. What question is this map trying to answer? What story does it tell?
  3. Does it tell this story effectively? Why or why not? If yes, how?
  4. How does the design of this visualization help to accomplish its aim? 
  5. What information is missing?
  6. What is the most interesting thing about this map? Why?
  7. What is the least interesting thing about this map? Why?
  8. Would you change anything about this map? If so, what and why?
  9. What did you learn from this map that you didn't learn from the video you watched first?
  10. What did you learn from the video that you didn't learn from this map?

Questions for Resource 2: "Roads Kill Map"

  1. What country do you think has the highest number of deaths related to motor vehicle accidents? Why?
  2. According to the map, what country has the highest number of deaths related to motor vehicle accidents?
  3. What kinds of data are available on this map? Quantitative? Qualitative? Both? List the categories of data. 
  4. With the class, talk through what works and what doesn't work on this map. Can you determine the question that the map is trying to answer?
  5. What other kinds of public health issues could be displayed on a map like this?

Questions for Resource 3: "Mapping Cholera"

  1. What question is this map trying to answer?
  2. What types of data are represented on this map?
  3. Is this an effective use of data visualization? Why or why not?

 

 

REPORTING FEATURED IN THIS LESSON PLAN

RELATED ISSUES

Health

Issue

Health

Health