Protecting dugongs

The Western Australian Marine Science Institution has been collecting data about dugongs off the coast of the Kimberley in Northern WA. We have been provided with the raw data from its sightings trips. In this project students will learn how dugong sightings are conducted, and develop the data-science skills needed to make the sightings data useful for analysis.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6, 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data acquisition, Data representation, Data interpretation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Select and use appropriate digital tools effectively to create, locate and communicate content, applying common conventions


Acquire, store and validate data from a range of sources using software, including spreadsheets and databases


Analyse and visualise data using a range of software, including spreadsheets and databases, to draw conclusions and make predictions by identifying trends

Keywords Data science, Dataset, Fauna data, dugong, dugongs, STEM, Science, Scientific method, Higher order thinking, Spreadsheets, Data representation, Data analysis, Data visualisation, Excel, Numbers, Cross-curriculum priorities, Sustainability, WAMSI, PAWSEY, ADSEI, Linda McIver
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Science



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