This page provides several resources for newer scientists to familiarize themselves with data and data analytics.
Kids in Data
Join the astrobiology collaboration with our friends at “Kids in Data” to increase data literacy in the next generation. If you’re not familiar with modern data visualization then please make an Avatar and play “Space Invaders” to help us protect mother Earth. To play the game with us click here to launch into a new tab. After saving us from the Alien invaders go on your data journey to learn about the data you just created and how it can be used!
Below: Explore this data visualization that provides access to NASA’s Meteorite data.
Fun Question: How would the world look today if the dinosaurs had built a space program and moon base. Studying the past can help us prepare for the future.
In order to understand data, it is important to be able to explore it and play with. Click here to view these data in a new tab.
We’ve been working with NASA GeneLab and Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium to make life science data accessible to teachers and citizen scientists. This work was made possible by collaborators at the NSF CyVerse Cloud Computing infrastructure, the JPL interplanetary protection team, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and Qlik. The AstroBotany team’s international presence has grown linking researchers, educators and students in the US, Japan and the UK. Our goal is to use the excitement of space exploration to train the next generation of citizen scientist to tackle any challenges that may arise in the future. If you’re interested in developing instructional material we recommend checking out this guide from the data carpentry community and study the CyVerse cloud resources.