Data is factual information used for thinking, discussing and calculating. You can collect this data in a variety of ways, such as observing or surveying people to answer a specific question. In this activity, we will explore what makes good data and some ways we can collect that data to help inform our decisions.
Students will understand data and different ways data can be collected.
Have a think about the following questions.
What method of collecting data didn't you write a question for? Why not? Can you think of a question you could ask that would require that method of data collection?
Collect data by conducting a survey or an experiment to do with themselves, their environment, issues in their school or community, or content from another subject, and record observations or measurements