Data Science is the tag of choice for grant applications, project proposals, and media opportunities. It’s the latest shiny buzz word toy. But it turns out that data science is crucial to our lives and the future of the planet. It’s also a fun, easy, and motivating way to teach kids programming and give them the chance to make a real difference in the world. So let’s talk about using Python and real datasets to take over the world, and, incidentally, teach STEM.