Finding ways to link citizen science projects to your existing curriculum and understanding how deep students are able to dive into data analysis can be challenging. While we do not all use universal standards, below is a table of alignment between critical data analysis skills and the Common Core State Standards for Math and Next Generation Science Standards.
You will notice that the science standards alignment for grades 38 is around the science practices. The intersection of math and science practices serve as a great jumping off point for creating integrated learning experiences.
Data Literacy in CCSS & NGSS
 Common Core Mathematics Standard (CCMS)  Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) 
Grade 3 – Visualize & describe data 
 Practice #4: Analyze and interpret data – Represent data in tables, pictographs, bar graphs, pie charts – Interpret/make sense of data – Discuss similarities/differences between data collected by different groups.
Practice #5: Apply mathematical concepts – Quantitative vs. qualitative data – Organize simple data sets to reveal patterns/relationships – Describe, measure, estimate, and/or graph quantities – Create and/or use graphs and charts
Practice #6 Constructing Explanations – Construct explanations; use evidence 
Grade 4 – Visualize & describe data 
 
Grade 5 – Visualize & describe data 
 
Grade 6 – Anticipate variability 
 Practice #4: Analyze and interpret data Use spreadsheets, databases, tables, charts, graphs, statistics, mathematics, and information technology to collate, summarize, and display data and to explore relationships between variables.
Construct, analyze, interpret graphical displays of data &/or large data sets to identify relationships Analyze & interpret data to provide evidence for phenomena Apply concepts of statistics to analyze and characterize data, using digital tools when feasible Analyze and interpret data to determine similarities and differences in findings
Practice #5: Apply mathematical concepts – Quantitative vs. qualitative data – Organize simple data sets to reveal patterns/relationships – Describe, measure, estimate, and/or graph quantities – Create and/or use graphs and charts 
Show & describe variability 
 
Grade 7 – Compare groups 
 
Grade 8 – Show correlation Show change through time Show proportions 
 
Grade 912 
 By grade 12, students should be able to: Formulate questions that can be investigated within the scope of the classroom, school laboratory, or field with available resources and, when appropriate, frame a hypothesis for an expected outcome based on a model or theory. Decide what data are to be gathered, what tools are needed to do the gathering, and how measurements will be recorded. Decide how much data are needed to produce reliable measurements and consider any limitations on the precision of the data. Plan experimental or fieldresearch procedures, identifying relevant independent and dependent variables and, when appropriate, the need for controls. Consider possible confounding variables or effects and ensure that the investigation’s design has controlled for them. 

 

 

 
Tell a data story  A data story includes a question, evidence, claim, reasoning NGSS Practice #6: Construct explanations – Construct explanations based on valid and reliable evidence… – Apply scientific reasoning to show why data or evidence is adequate for the explanation NGSS Practice #7: Engage in argument from evidence – Construct, use, &/or present an oral & written argument supported by empirical evidence & scientific reasoning to support or refute an explanation… NGSS Practice #8: Communicate scientific ideas using tables, graphs and diagrams – Communicate scientific information using tables, diagrams, graphs…in writing and/or through oral presentations. 