Year 4 – Data and information – Data logging

Curriculum KS2 Unit


In this unit, pupils will consider how and why data is collected over time. Pupils will consider the senses that humans use to experience the environment and how computers can use special input devices called sensors to monitor the environment. Pupils will collect data as well as access data captured over long periods of time. They will look at data points, data sets, and logging intervals. Pupils will spend time using a computer to review and analyse data. Towards the end of the unit, pupils will pose questions and then use data loggers to automatically collect the data needed to answer those questions.

Unit guide

Updated: 14 Feb 2023

Learning graph

Updated: 10 Feb 2023


Updated: 10 Feb 2023


Lesson 1

Answering questions

Lesson 2

Data collection

Lesson 3


Lesson 4

Analysing data

Lesson 5

Data for answers

Lesson 6

Answering my question