Turtles: exploring data tracking turtle movements

By gathering data on marine turtles, scientists have evidence that helps them work out where turtles migrate and the journeys they take. Scientists can then help to reduce the threats to the turtles’ survival. In this lesson we look at satellite tracking using real scientific data. Explore ways to model, interpret, represent and present data.

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


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 HASS, Science, STEM



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