Osprey bird dimensions

In this lesson, students investigate measurement data related to the osprey. Students represent and interpret data related to wingspan and body length. They investigate patterns in data to describe any relationships.

This lesson is the third 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, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords measurement, units, length, centimetres, metres, Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Sustainability
Strand and focus Statistics, Measurement
Topics Data representation and interpretation, Using units of measurement, Length
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

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

Choose appropriate metric units when measuring the length, mass and capacity of objects; use smaller units or a combination of units to obtain a more accurate measure

Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity; choose and use decimal representations of metric measurements relevant to the context of a problem

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P4)

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