Turtles: impact of climate change on Flatback turtle populations

The lesson follows an inquiry process in which students use a dataset to answer relevant questions about the turtle population. They consider how to analyse and display the data in order to effectively examine the impact of rising global temperatures on flatback turtle populations.

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


Define and decompose real-world problems with design criteria and by creating user stories

Keywords Data science, Dataset, Fauna data, Flatback 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



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