Foundation, Term 1: Investigations 

Focus: Observations

Scope and sequence: Tables, Data

Learning intention: Students share observations and answer questions about data which they have collected.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas." (STe-1WS-S)
"Students learn to engage in investigations safely and make observations using their senses." (AC9SFI02)

Week 1

Introduction to the topic

Introduction to tables

An example of a table can be used to get students thinking about basic categories of information.  For example:

Student name
Favourite movie
Favourite food
Favourite animal
Favourite sport

Introduction to the word 'data'

This video (2:21) is a child-friendly introduction to data using examples from sorting the laundry.


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Week 7


Week 8


Week 9


Week 10

Moderated self-assessment

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