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I've used sports data before. Works well. Try http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/standings Formats really well, makes a great chart Patty Ball Reg. Tech Coordinator Northeast System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) Lawrence, MA > From: "Russell, Ken" <Ken.Russell@bellinghamschools.org> > > I am teaching my students how to use a spreadsheet. We did the (legacy) > M&Ms spreadsheet activity. I am now looking for some simple data on the > Web that my students can import into Excel and manipulate using simple > statistics such as average, high, low, percent, etc. > > The natural data that comes to mind is weather data (a month of daily > records of high and low temperature, precipitation, humidity, etc.). > I've searched and searched but cannot find an ASCII or text file that > provides this kind of data for our location. I was surprised by this > fact. > > Other data could be used, such as world nations data that includes > population, area, etc. But I am finding that it is difficult finding > suitable data in column format and I was wondering if anyone on this > list has taught an activity like this that uses data downloaded from the > Internet. If so, I would appreciate learning the URL where I can get > this kind of data. > > Thanks in advance! > > Ken Russell > Bellingham Schools --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH