Beyond the Game: Unveiling Data Science for Young Explorers

Beyond the Game: Unveiling Data Science for Young Explorers

Peter BeensRoom D

Dive into the world of data analysis with the Data Dunkers program, an innovative approach designed to introduce students in grades 5-12 to the fundamentals of data science. This hands-on session will showcase how Jupyter Notebooks, Python, and Pandas can be utilized to decode the stories hidden within sports statistics, with a special focus on NBA star Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors. Emphasizing that no prior knowledge of basketball is necessary, participants will discover how to engage young minds by transforming sports data into compelling narratives, fostering analytical skills that are transferable across various disciplines.

Importantly, this session offers a unique opportunity for educators in science, math, and computer studies to integrate coding and data analysis into their curricula. Through practical examples and interactive learning, educators will gain valuable insights into making data science accessible and engaging for students, equipping them with the tools to implement these skills in a classroom setting.

 

Sat 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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