Saltwater crocs: resourceful or a resource?

This lesson focuses on the analysis of a dataset that records scientific data collected about the crocodile population in the Kimberley region during 2015. The lesson follows an inquiry process where students use the dataset to answer relevant questions about the crocodile population. It also provides an opportunity for students to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and sustainability.

Additional details

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

Define problems with given or co developed design criteria and by creating user stories


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


Select and use appropriate digital tools effectively to share content online, plan tasks and collaborate on projects, demonstrating agreed behaviours


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, Crocodiles, STEM, Science, Scientific method, Higher order thinking, Spreadsheets, Data representation, Data analysis, Data visualisation, Mapping, Latitude, Longitude, Google maps, Excel, Numbers, Cross-curriculum priorities, sustainability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Country, Peoples, Culture
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics, Science, STEM



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