Learning Objectives

after the completion of this module, the student will be able to

  • use Gapminder to explore “social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels”
  • combine different data sources to develop and test a hypothesis

Knowledge and Skills

  • exploring on‐line resources
  • downloading data from on‐line resources
  • working with data from different sources


  • calculating percent changes
  • straight lines
  • natural logarithm, exponential function
  • logarithmic transformation
  • graphing in EXCEL
  • fitting a trendline to data points in EXCEL, displaying the equation, and using the equation to make predictions

Curricular Materials