Frequency Distributions

  • Gaussian Probability Distribution Curve Demonstration

    This exhibit from the New York Hall of Science demonstrates the creation of a bell curve. How would you expect the bottom compartment to look once all of the spheres have fallen? What is the dataв being collected here? Why do the falling spheres create a bell curve? How would you design an exhibit that would create a different kind…

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  • Some Data From Important Things With Demetri Martin

    In this video, comedian Demetri Martin charts some interesting if unscientific statistics. What kind of graph does he use to illustrate his hypothesis?

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  • Statistics Inspired By Pop Songs

    This exhibit from the New York Hall of Science demonstrates the creation of a bell curve. How would you expect the bottom compartment to look once all of the spheres have fallen? What is the dataв being collected here? Why do the falling spheres create a bell curve? How would you design an exhibit that would create a different kind…

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  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data

    This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethovens Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the «pitch class» of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in…

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  • Wable

    This is a video of a machine that measures web activity and adjusts accordingly, creating a bar graph with the data. What other computer activities could this machine be used to measure? What advantages does the Wable offer over plotting a graph by hand?

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