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Data on the Daily: Earth Day!

Data on the Daily: Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day, we’re sharing this interactive data viz on energy use by state. We stumbled upon this gem on Tableau Public. The visualization uses open data to show the proportion of energy that comes from each major energy source, broken down by state. States are represented by a hexagon. Viewers can change energy source (coal, natural gas, nuclear, renewable, hydro, petroleum) by selecting the timeline for each source. The fill inside the state hexagons represent the proportion of a state’s energy that…

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3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

I don’t know about you guys, but this last snow storm really caught DataDan and me off guard! The pantries were bare and so were our creative parenting brains. Luckily, DataDan is an avid snow slope builder, and he provided hours of entertainment for our tribe. I however, was only interested in the snow while it was falling. After about two rounds of  playing “chase, tackle, zip, button, lace” with Gus, I was ready for a hot mug of coffee and some arts…

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