Year 4 – Lesson 2 – Data collection

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

Learners will build on the idea of collecting data over time, and be introduced to the idea of collecting data automatically using computers such as data loggers. They will also be introduced to the concept that computers can capture data from the physical world using input devices called ‘sensors’. Learners will establish that sensors can be connected to data loggers, which can automatically collect data while not attached to a computer.

Learning objectives

To use a digital device to collect data automatically

  • I can explain what data can be collected using sensors
  • I can use data from a sensor to answer a given question
  • I can identify that data from sensors can be recorded

Package contents

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  • Homework