Lesson 16: Exploring Trash Via the Dashboard

Lesson 16: Exploring Trash via the Dashboard

Objective:

Students will continue to investigate landfills and perform analyses via the IDS public dashboard.

Materials:

  1. Computers

  2. IDS public dashboard: https://tools.idsucla.org

Essential Concepts:

Essential Concepts:

Exploring the IDS Dashboard provides a visual approach to data analysis.

Lesson:

  1. Today students will continue their data exploration of the Trash campaign via the IDS public dashboard.

  2. As a team, students should select statistical questions and provide appropriate plots and summaries from the dashboard to answer those questions.

  3. Leave 10-15 minutes at the end of class to share out some of the findings from each student team.

Class Scribes:

One team of students will give a brief talk to discuss what they think the 3 most important topics of the day were.

Homework

Students will brainstorm possible RStudio commands to complement their initial analyses from the dashboard. It is up to the teacher to ask for a minimum number of commands from each student.