A high school course designed to introduce students to the foundations of data analysis using Python.

  • Grades 9+
  • Advanced
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Data Science 1 Lesson Plan

Unit 1: Introduction

In this unit, students will explore common data tasks which include finding the average, inspecting data, and more. They will also learn about different data types such as numerical and categorical data. Additionally, they'll explore how bias in an analyst or in data can impact results. Finally, they'll take on the role of a data analyst as they inspect datasets about baseball stats, Asian elephant ages, and city populations!

Suggested Unit Pacing Guide

WeekUnit Pacing
Week 1Lessons 1.1 - 1.5
Week 2Lessons 1.6 - 1.8

This pacing guide assumes a school calendar that will have:
  • One or two days at the start of the school year for school and classroom orientation activities
  • A few days when class time will be shorten due to unexpected interruptions such as fire drills or assemblies
  • A few days that school does not meet due to weather or teacher professional development
  • Several days that class will not meet due to school-wide standardized testing

If you are falling behind:
  • Reduce or eliminate some Challenges
  • Reduce or eliminate the "if time permits" parts of lessons

If you are getting ahead:
  • Provide students more time on the end-of-Unit Labs and their Final Project
  • Allow students to revise and resubmit their Labs based on your feedback
  • Revisit Challenges and expect students to complete more of the Challenges
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Class Presentations

These student-facing slide presentations help educators seamlessly run Tynker lessons in a virtual or physical classroom setting. Each lesson has its own set of slides that introduce the big ideas, suggest unplugged activities, and include a section for each activity module. While running lesson slides, you can switch back and forth between the activity, the slides, answer keys and other lesson materials.
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Lesson 1
Unit 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2
Unit 2: Graphs
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Lesson 3
Unit 3: DataFrames
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Lesson 4
Unit 4: Complex Charts
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Lesson 5
Unit 5: Capstone Project
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