This unit introduces students to the powerful and topical discipline of Data Science. By the end of the unit they will know how to use data to investigate problems and make changes to the world around them. Students will interact with both global and local data sets and gain an understanding of how visualising data can help with the process of identifying patterns and trends. Towards the end of the unit, the students will go through the steps of the investigative cycle to try to solve a problem in the school using data.

 

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Lesson 2 - Global Data

The previous lesson gave learners an introductory level of understanding of the purpose of data science. In this lesson, they will gain a better understanding of how ever-improving advances in technology have made it more feasible to collect, store, and analyse much larger data sets than previously. The learners...

Lesson 3 - Statistical State Of Mind

The focus of this lesson is to introduce the learners to the investigative cycle PPDAC (problem, plan, data, analyse, conclusion) and apply part of this cycle to a data set about roller coasters. The learners start this lesson where they left...

Lesson 4 - Data For Action

In this lesson, the learners will develop their understanding of the investigative cycle by investigating a problem themselves. They will do this by investigating the problem of litter in their school. They will work through the first two steps...

Lesson 5 - Clean it up

In this lesson, learners will continue to develop their understanding of the investigative cycle by working through the data and analysis steps of the PPDAC cycle, using their own problem and the data that they are investigating. The lesson starts with a practical exercise that gives the learners some experience of...

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