Year level: 5 / 6

Strand: Statistics

Lesson length: 75 mins

In this lesson, students use data acquired during their learning about the osprey and information sourced online to design and create an infographic.

This lesson is the final lesson in a series of six lessons that connect the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability, Statistics and the Science learning area: Science as a human endeavour. AC9S5H01, AC9S6H01 and AC9S5H02, AC9S6H02.

This lesson was developed in collaboration with Conservation Without Borders. Data and information provided by Tweed Valley Osprey Project.

### Achievement standard

By the end of Year 5, students interpret and compare datasets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools. They identify the mode and interpret the shape of distributions of data in context. They compare distributions of discrete and continuous numerical and ordinal categorical datasets as part of their statistical investigations, using digital tools.

By the end of Year 6, students compare distributions of discrete and continuous numerical and ordinal categorical datasets as part of their statistical investigations, using digital tools.

### Content descriptions

Students acquire, validate and represent data for nominal and ordinal categorical and discrete numerical variables, to address a question of interest or purpose using software including spreadsheets; discuss and report on data distributions in terms of highest frequency (mode) and shape, in the context of the data. AC9M5ST01

Students interpret and compare data sets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools; compare distributions in terms of mode, range and shape. AC9M6ST01

### General capabilities

Numeracy

• Interpreting and representing data (Level 4)

Digital literacy

• Investigating: Interpret data (Level 4)
• Investigating: Acquire and collate data (Level 4)
• Creating and exchanging: Create, communicate and collaborate (Level 4)

### Cross-curriculum priorities

Sustainability

• Futures (SF1)

Have students save the digital versions of their infographic.

Class collaboration and infographic

• How well did each group collaborate and share their data and charts to combine information into a final infographic?
• How well did the data back up any claims made?
• Have they interpreted the tables, charts and maps that they have included?
• How well did they use numbers including percentages?

Some students may:

• have difficulty selecting relevant data to convey a message
• have difficulty transferring data in a table to a visual representation such as a pie chart
• have limited familiarity with working with data using a spreadsheet and infographic creation software
• require support to interpret different charts and to choose the most suitable chart to represent a dataset.

Prior to this lesson, it is assumed that students have knowledge of:

• sourcing relevant information using an online search
• interpreting information in a table
• using charts to represent data.

It is also assumed students are familiar with terms such as:

• infographic
• threats
• population
• percentage.

## What you need:

• Lesson plan (Word)

• Teacher’s slides (PowerPoint)

• A large sheet of paper, markers and stickynotes

• Sacha Dench profile poster (PDF)

• Access to computer/tablet and spreadsheeting software such as Excel (MS) or Numbers (iOS) and infographic software such as Canva for Education