Introduction

Decipher my data! was born out of the idea that students benefit from performing real science using real data in the classroom. Students and teachers become scientists working alongside leading researchers on scientific studies to produce better results than either could achieve on their own.

Decipher my data! is not one single project but a series of science projects, which use the Decipher my data! website to download data and upload results.  The projects will deliver across the curriculum and skills required for secondary education (GCSE) science class and are supported by a set of lesson plans and other learning resources to meet teacher’s needs.

Each project consists of three phases:

  • Context setting
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Reporting and Reviewing

Decipher my data! has almost finished it’s first educational study: Flu, which is still open for schools to enter their data and LabLogs and Reports.

You can keep up to date with Decipher my data! and the Flu project by following us on twitter @deciphermydata and watch out for tweets marked #IASdata.

Posted on by Shane McCracken | 7 Comments

7 Responses to Introduction

  1. Jane Wheeler says:

    Wycombe High School are interested

  2. Billy Dickson says:

    Looks interesting. Would like to be kept updated.

  3. paula Bree-Grice says:

    if this is available to us in Bahrain we would like to be a part of things.

    • admin says:

      @Paula – I’m afraid this project won’t really work in Bahrain. The idea is for students to analyse data about UK flu outbreaks. Absenteeism data from Bahrain would affect the results adversely.

  4. Jason says:

    City Of London School for Boys is an independent school for boys, and we take pride in all of our subjects, especially Science, which is extremely popular throughout the school. We would be very happy to participate in science research, which would give us more experience, and would create a better atmosphere for learning and would benefit those taking Biology and Chemistry IGCSE.

  5. Royal Liberty is an all boys foundation School. As a specialist science college we try to get involved in any project that involve Science in a real life context so would be happy to take part in this project. Please keep me informed.

  6. Mel Kirk says:

    Yes please Perins School in Hampshire would like to join up. We will use this stimulus as a whole day project. So any other stimulus material to use for the one/two day project would be excellent.

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