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Bring your classroom to life with real world data. Select an activity that supplements what you are currently teaching in subjects including English, Math, Geography and History.
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Statistics in Schools is a free Census Bureau program that uses the data to create resources for K-12 students in a variety of subjects.

Worksheets: Grades 6-8

Worksheets: Grades 6-8

Give your students a new perspective with data-driven explorations of the westward expansion, demographic changes, voting trends, and other topics. Use the tabs below to find activities for the grade you teach. Corresponding teachers' guides are available for each activity.

Grades 6-8
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Grades 6-8
Analyzing Correlations of Education and Income
Explore maps containing census data from 1950 through 2000.
Calculating with Scientific Notation - Comparing Populations
Students will use population data to read and write numbers in scientific notation and to make comparisons of that data for states and decades.
Census Data at Work
Students will discuss what the Census Bureau does and what information it collects. They will analyze text and an infographic and answer questions.
Creating and Interpreting Histograms
Students will create, compare, and interpret histograms. They will also discuss factors that might explain the shapes of data distributions.
Does the Percentage of People Who Walk to Work in Cities Vary?
Students will create box plots to make inferences about the percentages of people who walk to work in cities of different population.
Examining Changes in Data
Students will analyze and compare census data on the education levels of African-Americans in 1850 and in 1880.
Examining Changes to the Environment Through Pictures and Data
Students will examine how human actions and population changes can affect the environment.
Exploring Sampling Variability
Students will explore the sampling variability in sample percentages of states and the District of Columbia.
Fitting a Line to Data - Earnings and Educational Attainment
Students will investigate the relationship between earnings and different levels of educational attainment by creating a scatter plot.
Frequency Distributions
Students will compare and contrast the frequencies of Hispanic or Latino population percentages for 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Getting To Know Your Neighbor
To introduce demographic characteristics to students, teachers will help them create a population pyramid.
How Are Single-Parent Households Distributed Across the United States?
Students will create and compare dot and box plots that show the percentages of single-mother and single-father households.
Interpreting Box Plots - Data On Camping and Backpacking Goods
Students will review Economic Census data on the number of discount department stores in the United States that sold camping and backpacking equipment in 2007.
Interpreting Dot and Box Plots
Students will create frequency tables, dot plots, and box plots using census data.
Linear Models - Population Growth in Five States
Students will look at decennial census data — in table and graph form — showing population growth trends in five states from 1950 to 2010.
Missouri Compromise – Free vs. Slave States
Introduces students to the Missouri Compromise and the issues associated with the expansion of slavery.
Numbers That Tell a Story
Students will use State Facts for Students to explore data about their state and voice their opinions on how the population has changed over time.
Patterns of Association – Quality of English Spoken
Students will study associations between the years the survey data were reported (2009–2013) and the ratings for speaking English.
Population Profile of Our New Nation
Refer to the 1790 and 1800 Censuses to compare the total population with the population of enslaved people, drawing conclusions from the data.
Sample Means - Exploring Sampling Variability
Students will explore sampling variability in the sample means of different random samples of a population, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Art of Persuasion: Using Census Data to Influence Others
Students will incorporate information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s QuickFacts data access tool into an advertisement for a city of their choice.
The Impact of the Louisiana Purchase
Students will examine population density maps of the United States during the 1800s.
Two-Way Tables — Walking and Bicycling to Work
Students will use data from the U.S. Census Bureau to compare how men and women in two cities used nonmotorized transportation to get to work.
Understanding Distributions of Data - Pet Food Manufacturing
Students will analyze raw data and graphical representations about businesses in each U.S. state that manufacture dog and cat foods.
Voting Trends in America, 1964-2020
Students will analyze bar and line graphs showing the percentages of people who voted in elections between 1964 and 2020.
Westward Bound – Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio
Learn about population movement, migration trends, and the westward expansion of the early 1800s.
What Role Does Geography Play in the Census?
Students will learn about and review key geography and census terms.
What is a Statistical Question?
Students will identify which questions about a data set are statistical questions and which are not.
Where Should I Live? Using U.S. Census Bureau Data to Make Decisions
Students will use the U.S. Census Bureau’s QuickFacts data access tool to examine information about three cities.
Writing for Change
Students will learn about how the U.S. government classifies race and ethnicity through watching a video and reading a blog post.
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