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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.
Increase the data literacy of your students with resources that display data in fun ways. Choose from monthly Fun Facts, 5-Minute Challenge warm-up activities, maps, videos and more.
Statistics in Schools activities are based on relevant education standards and guidelines that outline the foundational knowledge and skills students should have at certain levels.
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.

Statistics in Schools Videos

VFT – Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau
This segment explains what the census is, how data is collected, and how the data informs federal funding and congressional apportionment decisions.
1940 Census Taker Miss Alene Gilmore
In this image, Miss Alene Gilmore poses with her horse and 1940 Census folio as she enumerates households in Powder River County, Montana.
2010 Census: The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine
Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures.
All of Statistical Analysis in 3 Minutes
Using the United States economy as an example, this video discusses all of statistical analysis in 3 minutes.
Answering the 3 Questions of Statistics
Watch this video to learn more about how a picture can help you answer the three basic questions of statistical analysis.
Canción del 2020: “¡Todos cuentan!” Video con letra
Este video en español motiva a los niños a cantar juntos una canción divertida que les ayudará a entender el Censo del 2020 y la importancia de contar a todos.
Chance of a Decade
Hear testimonials from teachers and school administrators about the value of the Statistics in Schools program—and how it is especially important in 2020.
Data Visualization
This video discusses how data visualization reduces the amount of mental energy one needs to decode an image and process information.
Enhance Your Lessons With Real-World Census Data
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to bring census data into your classroom with free SIS resources to supplement existing lesson plans in a variety of subjects.
Enhancing Educators Through Numbers
This video shows how important it is to teach statistics in the classroom.
Everyone Counts Singalong!
This singalong video encourages children to join in a fun song that will help them understand the 2020 Census and the importance of counting everyone.
Getting an Accurate Count
This animation for young students builds on simple concepts like counting and school attendance roll calls to explain the 2020 Census and its importance.
History of the United States in Numbers
This video uses maps to show the growth of our nation, how people spread throughout the country, and other topics such as concentrations of wealth and income.
How to Navigate the Statistics in Schools Website
This quick, how-to video shows you the basics of where to find and download more than 200 free materials, how to use a popular data tool for students, and more.
In My Class
This video features teachers and school administrators discussing the value of statistics and how the SIS program helps them teach about statistics and data.
Life By Numbers
This video documents a day in the life of a student while emphasizing the importance of understanding data to gain a better grasp of the world.
How big is it? This video discusses how this classic question can prove to be useful.
Perception Matters
This video discusses how perception and making the right picture for your brain can decode matters in statistical analysis.
Road to Prosperity Video
"Road to Prosperity" was intended to be shown to pro-highway groups, civic organizations, schools, and other interested parties.
Statistics in Schools Podcast #1
Learn how the census impacts school funding and how to educate your teachers and students about the importance of counting all children.
Statistics in Schools: Preparing Students for a Data-Driven World
This video discusses how the Statistics in Schools offers free activities and resources using real life data for K-12 teachers.
The 2020 Census Challenge
This interactive video engages middle school and older elementary school viewers with trivia questions that teach them about the 2020 Census and its impact.
Top 10 Benefits of Statistics in Schools for Teachers
This video highlights the top 10 reasons the Statistics in Schools program is good for the classroom.
VFT – Census Challenge Game Show
Join U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, Assistant Division Chief Jennifer Kim, and our student hosts for a fast-paced, interactive game show.
VFT – Data Visualization at the U.S. Census Bureau
This segment provides an introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau’s data visualization team and an overview of how visualizations represent data.
VFT – Geography and Maps at the U.S. Census Bureau
This segment provides an introduction to the work of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Geography Division and an overview of how census data is used to create maps.
VeggieTales: Everyone Counts!
Virtual Field Trip to the U.S. Census Bureau
Take middle and high school students on a virtual field trip to the Census Bureau to learn more about how census data is collected and used.
Virtual Field Trip to the U.S. Census Bureau – for Elementary Students
In this adaptation of Mission: Census - Virtual Field Trip, student hosts provide commentary to enhance the viewing experience for elementary school viewers.
Webisode #1: We Count Everyone in Your Home!
In this animated video, CB, the U.S. Census Bureau butterfly, explains how the census works and invites viewers to help as CB counts people in their homes.
Webisode #2: We Count Everyone in Your Neighborhood!
In the second video of this three-part animated series, CB explains how the U.S. Census Bureau will count people for the 2020 Census wherever they live.
Webisode #3: We Count Everyone in the U.S.A.!
In the final video of this animated series, CB highlights the many ways people can respond to the 2020 Census: online, by phone, or by mail.
What Will You Do After High School?
High school students highlight the value of the 2020 Census by describing how they are using census data to help them make decisions about their future.
What is Apportionment?
Learn how apportionment works — the process of distributing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.
Why Statistics?
Watch this video to learn the relevance of statistics and how many different things can be learned about the nation and its communities.
Page Last Revised - May 3, 2023
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