A lot of our presentations include statistics. We use charts, graphs and numbers to tell our stories.
Statistics get thrown about for shock value sometimes, so understanding the data source, the sample size and the measurement referenced can help you decide if that headline is really meaningful.
In case you have a few questions about exactly what a statistic means, check out this great reference called Statistics Every Writer Should Know. Find everything from the basics (what is the mean, median, average?) to more advanced topics regarding sample size and confidence. The author has even compiled a fabulous list of where to find statistical data on the internet. His list covers sources for information on crime, military, economics, agriculture…you name it – he lists a source for it!
ENC The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education is a K-12 math and science teacher center funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Science Friday is a great resource for science teachers. This site covers all the latest topics and news in science from the NPR radio show.
Nova Science in the News From the Australian Academy of Science, this site covers areas from the environment to technology to physical sciences. Some interesting topics and perspectives.
Fun Science Gallery Instructions showing you how to build scientific equipments from relatively cheap materials. Projects include instructions for making telescopes, microscopes, batteries, sidereal indicators, and several other instruments. This site is designed to motivate children to engage in science.