Schoolyard biodiversity detectives

Collect data on the biodiversity in garden beds around your school to measure the biodiversity (that is the different types of plants and animals). Explore ways to represent and present data. This lesson was devised by Linda McIver, Australian Data Science Education Institute.

Additional details

Year band(s) Foundation, 1-2, 3-4
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data acquisition, Data representation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Represent data as objects, pictures and symbols


Represent data as pictures, symbols, numbers and words


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

Keywords Biodiversity, Science, Mathematics, Data, Tables, Graphs, Data representation, inclusive education, disability, disabilities
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Science, Mathematics, Digital Literacy, STEM



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