Among its math materials for teaching and learning with real-life data, the U.S. Census Bureau provides twenty visualizations.
A game called "Population Bracketology" presents 64 of the nation's urban centers in the pair-wise format of a knock-out tournament for students to pick the larger populations. Toggle the radio button for "State Population" and then press the "New Game" button for a similar challenge involving the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
Other visualizations from the Bureau's program "Statistics in Schools" include animations of population density profiles along interstate highways I-5, I-90, and I-95; and "Islands of High Income," which shows how median household income varies by county.
Click "View Data Table" below any visualization for its raw numbers. Some also come with a standards-aligned, classroom-ready activity; keep scrolling down for more.
Even more resources have come to light since we first featured the total eclipse that will cross the country on Monday, August 21.
For starters, the Eclipse Megamovie Project has rolled out an app to help viewers contribute to its citizen science effort. Download Eclipse Megamovie Mobile, created by UC Berkeley partner Ideum, and practice filtering the cameras of your Android and Apple mobile devices ahead of the event; respectively,
In particular, check out the free online course recommended by the AAS. "The Sun and the Total Eclipse of August 2017" was created by Douglas Duncan, an astronomer at the University of Colorado. Describing its fifth and final unit, Duncan notes that "weeks 1-4 give a lot of explanation of what you will see, so I hope you take the full course, but if you are in a hurry, this week alone will prepare you."