Turtles: exploring data in turtle population dynamics

The number of eggs a female turtle lays in her lifetime influences the health of that species population. In this lesson we look at modelling data related to the number of eggs a female turtle lays in her lifetime, using real scientific data. Explore ways to model, interpret, represent and present data, creating an infographic to raise awareness about turtle conservation.

Additional details

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


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

Keywords Data science, Dataset, Fauna data, turtles, STEM, Science, Scientific method, Higher-order thinking, Spreadsheets, Data representation, Data analysis, Data visualisation, Excel, Numbers, Cross-curriculum priorities, Sustainability
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics, Science, STEM, Digital Literacy



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