Weather forecast from the stratosphere

This lesson sequence is designed to introduce students to data analysis using a spreadsheet such as MS Excel. The project is based on a real world problem and a real data set from a weather balloon launched in Australia earlier this year. The project consists of 5 lessons of variable length, each with a different focus. The lessons are mapped to Digital Technologies outcomes, with a strong association to the science outcomes for water cycles in year 7.

Additional details

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

Select and use a range of digital tools efficiently and responsibly to share content online, and plan and manage individual and collaborative agile projects


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

Keywords Cross age, Robots, Unplugged, Programming, Instructions, Design, Think like an inventor
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Science, STEM, Digital Literacy



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