Statistical Data for Secondary Research Projects : LUSENET : Middle School Science : One Thread

Finding data to answer some interesting questions for the secondary research projects is proving to be difficult. I would like to start this thread as a way to pool our resources and provide students with some data that might be helpful to a variety of topics. Please post below any specific online resources for statistical data, including population changes over time, weather changes over time, etc. I'll post an example.

-- Michael Gatton (, April 29, 2002


Here is some census information for the United States. It includes population statistics for each decade from 1790 - 2000, as well as annual data from 1960 - 2000. It's all on a single concise table that can be printed and copied easily. You can also get tons of other data from the same pdf document depending on your needs. You can order the entire "Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2001" for $38.00.

US Population Data

-- Michael Gatton (, April 29, 2002.

Here is the Library of Congress's "Country Studies" that provides a large amount of data, including population data, for most of the countries of the world. The data tables are embedded as hyperlinks in the discussion of population, so getting the data is a slightly complicated process, not too difficult though.

Country Studies

-- Michael Gatton (, April 29, 2002.

Here's a link to the "Center for Population Biology: Global Population Dynamics Database." You have to register to get their data (a painless process). They have a long list of species for which you can get population data. For example, I found annual (USA) population data for the bald eagle from 1961 to 1989.

Global Population Dynamics Database

-- Michael Gatton (, April 29, 2002.

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