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All datasets have been collected by professional scientists or research agencies who have kindly shared their data with Hudson Data Jam. Each dataset contains an Excel file with the data and a brief introductory section describing the research. All datasets are also available in Google Sheets format.

For a Google Drive folder of sample graphs to guide student exploration, teachers can contact


Dataset levels are derived by looking at the number of factors in the dataset and by the sheer amount of data collected. Most middle schoolers will be successful with a Level 1 or 2 dataset, and the appropriate level for your high schoolers depends on their data experience and determination. Drop us a line if you need help selecting an appropriate dataset for your student.

Level 1= Easy
Level 2= Moderate
Level 3=Challenging

Includes an additional PDF with background information and extra resources. These topics are a good starting place for students who are new to data analysis.

Tools to analyze, visualize, and interpret your data! It's a great way to begin your exploration