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a lovely song titled "I Love Charts", from the SID The Science Kid episode "The Sticker Chart."

one can sing along (it is quite a sticky melody) with Teacher Susie's song about how charts are "handy dandy" scientific tools! charts can be used to compare & contrast data & to visualize the big picture during your investigations. "from weekly weather charts to pie charts to bar graphs, charts totally rule!"

(I guess that PBS Science Kid will now become known at introduction information visualization lectures worldwide)

[link: pbskids.org|via swissmiss.com & digitalroam.typepad.com]

if you like this, you will also like Sesame Street visual thinking.

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4 COMMENTS

'Information visualization' is an interesting new term to reveal the power of charting and graphing. It's a complement to the mind mapping which students are encouraged to do.

I just ran across a very interesting chart at David Warlick's site that I think you would really like:
http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=1593

Fri 10 Oct 2008 at 11:24 AM

@paul c. The dynamic graph on the site you mentioned reminds me a lot of the presentation by Hans Rosling on TED:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

Sun 12 Oct 2008 at 10:48 AM

it's sad i know this.. but the song is sang in the same melody as hilary duff's "why not"

Mon 13 Oct 2008 at 7:23 PM
jason

Great blog! Those visualizations really trigger some emotion, as apposed to dry text which only triggers the urge to sleep.
I found this interesting article on how visualization is making it into Enterprise software:
Visualization Video

Thu 16 Oct 2008 at 9:25 AM
Alon
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