Category Archives: GapMinder

Using GapMinder to investigate data

Gapminder in class

I would like to work more with the Gapminder app and the data visualization tools that app gives.  Often, in my classes, students have a difficult time visualization data especially over time.  Gapminder’s ability to show a large amount of … Continue reading

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GapMinder Story

Map Link: www.bit.ly/A9Tnyd In this figure we can see the sex ratios among children of age 0-14 in three countries (China, India, and United States) vs. corresponding total populations. What I tried to find out is how China’s national population … Continue reading

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Drew’s Story of Nuclear Power and CO2 Generation

This study examines the role of nuclear power generation and CO2 production (tonnes per person) over the course of 38 years (1970-2008) in four countries each with varying levels of nuclear power production.   From 1970 on France and Sweden … Continue reading

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Gender Ratios

We explored data involving the ratio of men to women in various countries.   A link to our graph is here (http://www.bit.ly/wGrXbM).  Our most surprising find is that there are a number countries where the number of men vastly outnumber … Continue reading

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Correlation between human fertility and life expectancy

I was interested in the relationship between how many children women have and life expectancy.  Which should be the dependent and independent variable is not obvious.  I focused on Costa Rica, a country of personal interest.  The mean number of … Continue reading

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Smaller Families Longer Lives

http;//www.bit.ly/AjOYeT   We (Sumona and George) were interested in smaller families versus longer lives. We particularly choose two most populated countries in the world China and India. In 1800 China’s life expectancy was 32 years compared to India’s as 25 … Continue reading

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Cereal producers in the world

I was curious about which countries lead the cereal production.  My hypothesis is that either China or US will be the leaders.  The data shown in Gapminder is really interesting.   This data able your students to compare the cereal production … Continue reading

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Trajectories of per capita CO2 emissions – US vs. China. And – What is the relationship between literacy and CO2 emissions?

I investigated CO2 emissions in terms of per capita output – China vs. US.  In Gapminder “graph menu” this appears as a specific subtopic – “US vs. China – who emits the most CO2?”.  Use x-axis = Time, and y-axis … Continue reading

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Agriculture and Military Expenditures

www.bit.ly/x32zCu We looked at the % GDP made up from agrcitulure as compared to military expenditures from 1988 to 2008.  Specifically we tracked Kuwait and Liberia.  As we expected, the military expenditures of Kuwait jumped dramatically from 1990-1992, while agricultural … Continue reading

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Gapminder graph on primary completion rate and education aid given

map We compare primary school completion rate and education aid given for the G77 and OECD. There is an increasing  trend for the Asia countries. If we use the year by year evolution this becomes more evident. New counties appears … Continue reading

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