Osprey altitude data

In this lesson, students acquire data related to the altitudes reached by fledgling osprey practising flight. Students represent and interpret the data, discussing and reporting on the data distribution including the range and mode.

This lesson is the first 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.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 5
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords length, metres, units, conversion, column graph, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Sustainability
Strand and focus Statistics
Topics Data representation and interpretation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P4)

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