Hidden Data

Course 4 of 6 in Becoming a Smart Peg Scientist Series

Smart Peg Lab


Could there be data hiding in your living room, your kitchen, or even your closet?! Learn how to organize and analyze data in different ways. Use your data hunting skills to find the data hiding in a collection in your home!

Course Information


By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

» organize objects and information in multiple ways

» identify patterns in data tables, graphs and other visual tools

» analyze patterns to form conclusions

Supplies Needed:

» a collection of 10 or more items

» paper or lab journal

» pencil or pen

» printer optional 

Suggested Pacing:

Day 1 –  Getting Started and gather the Supplies Needed
Day 2 –
The Investigation a – b
Day 3 –
The Investigation c – d
Day 4 –
The Investigation e
Day 5 –
The Investigation f and What’s Next?

NGSS Standards:

Science & Engineering Practices (SEP)

» Planning and Carrying Out Investigations (Grades K-2, 3-5 and MS)

  • Before starting this course you must complete the required prerequisite course: Smart Peg Safety