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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.

About Statistics in Schools (SIS)


The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people, places, and economy. In addition to providing snapshots of the nation’s population size and growth, we also supply detailed portraits of the changing characteristics of communities. We are uniquely qualified to help teachers and students learn and apply statistics because we are the primary source of economic and demographic data for the United States, and we employ thousands of statistical experts.

Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics and resources to create activities and materials for students. Teachers and subject matter experts from across the country help develop and review each and every SIS activity to make sure it is valuable, engaging, relatable, and easy to use. These activities and materials boost students' statistical literacy, better prepare them for a data-driven world, and enhance their learning in many subjects.

Our Contributors

SIS activities are created by a diverse group of teachers, subject matter experts, and standards experts in K-12 education and curriculum design from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Without them, SIS would not be possible.

Our Work

Get the information you need to explain the Census Bureau to students or the children in your home and help them use its data-finding tools.


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We value feedback about our activities and our website. Let us know how we're doing and how you think we can improve.

Email: statsinschools@census.gov
Phone: (301) 763-4030

Page Last Revised - June 6, 2022
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