Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the resources in this section help students to develop their skills in representing data.

In this skill area, students focus on the subject of visuals. With many diverse forms of representation, visual representations can help students to understand written scientific content. In particular, texts that require complex, deep and abstract thinking. Used skilfully, they can help students to link pieces of information together, to arrange them in logical continuums and to develop a better understanding of meanings and implications.

The section looks at:
* types of visual representations
* learning from tables
* processing and using data
* graphs and their interpretation

There are trainer development materials associated with the delivery of learning activities in this skill area. They can be found at: LSS Skill Area 4 Training.

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Skill 4.1 Visual Representations

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, introduces students to different types of visual representation that they may meet in their advanced science course.

Students interpret the information contained in the visuals and discuss how different visual representations are linked. They...

Skill 4.2 Types of Visuals

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity gives students a more detailed look at how specific objects can be represented in different ways, either by diagrams or by different scientific imaging techniques.

Students compare different visuals of the same object and understand differences...

Skill 4.3 Learning from Tables

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, introduces students to the skills needed to examine a complex table of data and generate statements relating to the evidence.

The activity will help students to:
* extract information from numerical data, and identify any patterns and...

Skill 4.4 Processing Large Data Sets

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity requires students to examine a complex table of data and generate statements relating to the evidence it contains.

The activity will help students to:
* extract information from numerical data
* identify any patterns and trends...

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