Give students the unique opportunity to not only create their own statistics, but reflect on their own progress too! We started with an estimation station each week, where I filled a new size jar with a different candy across three weeks. The student who had the lowest absolute deviation from the actual amount of candy in the jar - WON THE WHOLE JAR! After three weeks, we had more than enough candy and data to peak their interest. Students now get to use the results to engage with one variable statistics in a meaningful way. Just create a quick rubric based on your grading practices and let them SOAR!
Be sure to save your stats from your own estimation station from week to week!