Solar energy installations

This lesson uses data about solar energy installations to investigate data analysis. The dataset shows how many solar systems were installed, in each postcode, from 2001 to 2016. It is a useful way to understand how to explore and characterise datasets as well as to explore the use of data in the media. This lesson was devised by Linda McIver, Australian Data Science Education Institute.

Additional details

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

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 collection, Data analysis, Spreadsheets, Excel, Graphing, Tables, Solar energy, Energy use, Linda McIver
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics, Science, STEM



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