Year 9 – Lesson 2 – Global data

Curriculum KS3 Unit Lesson

The previous lesson gave learners an introductory level of understanding of the purpose of data science. In this lesson, they will gain a better understanding of how ever-improving advances in technology have made it more feasible to collect, store, and analyse much larger data sets than previously. The learners will look at global data sets, make predictions, and use visualisations of the global data to prove or disprove their predictions, as well as to investigate anomalies and outliers in the data.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise examples of where large data sets are used in daily life
  • Select criteria and use data set to investigate predictions
  • Evaluate findings to support arguments for or against a prediction

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
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  • Learner resources
  • Homework