Part 1 of 2: Data Storytelling in Python (Grades 10-12)

May 18, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered how scientists transform data into a visual story? In this session, Josh will take you on a journey through the Python programming language from the ground up with real examples using data from the earth sciences. During this Tour de Python, you will learn about data visualization, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and even run your very own Python code!

*Previous familiarity with Python or another programming language is helpful but not required.

Presenter: Joshua Russell, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Target audience: Grades 10-12


1. Josh's Website - Visit Josh's website to play around with the code he created on that was shared during the presentation.

2. HoloViews - View this demo site to learn how to visualize earthquake data with HoloViews and Bokeh.

3. How Covid-19 has Changed the Way the Earth Moves - Read about how the Coronavirus lockdown led to a reduction in seismic noise.

4. Power Usage is Way Down During Lockdown - Learn about electricity usage during the Covid-19 pandemic and how that correlates wtih seismic sounds.