Zoos, Aquariums, and Expanding Students’ Data Literacy

  • Zoos, Aquariums, and Expanding Students’ Data Literacy

    Jan Mokros, Tracey Wright
    Zoo and aquarium educators are increasingly providing educationally rigorous programs that connect their animal collections with curriculum standards in mathematics as well as science. Partnering with zoos and aquariums is a powerful way for teachers to provide students with more opportunities to observe, collect, and analyze scientific data. This article outlines step-by-step data activities for the classroom and field trips and for demonstrating important connections between mathematics and science.