Finding Things Out

Handling Data- Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility - Possible Scheme of Work

Generate, process, interpret, store and present data understanding the need for accuracy
Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility

Year Group some children will not have made so much progress and will most children will some children will have progressed further and will
Y6 In order to solve a problem, use ICT to collect and process data and present their findings. Be able to interpret graphical data simply.

Generate, process, interpret, store and present data understanding the need for accuracy

E.g. In a scientific or geographical investigation. Note that mistakes in measurement of data leads to misleading graphs, look for inaccuracy or implausible results.

Use data collected to widen or extend an investigation, or explore a new hypothesis.
 
  • I know how to phrase questions with a yes/no answer.
  • I know how to create questions for a survey.
  • I know how to use a database to find something out.
  • I know that data can be represented in different ways.
  • I know how to create a graph.
  • I know how to create and interpret different types of graph.
  • I know how to identify and correct implausible and inaccurate data
  • I know how to use > < when searching a database.
  • I know how to search a database using ‘AND’ to narrow my search.
  • I know how to search a database using ‘OR’ to widen my search.
  • I am able to suggest how to create a database
  • I know how to interpret and analyse information in graphs.
  • I am able to explain and present findings from an investigation
  • I am able to collate evidence to support my hypothesis

 

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Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility

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Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility

 

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Week

Area of study (From NC PoS)

Learning Objectives

Activities

Key Vocabulary

Resources

Assessment Outcomes

 

1

Think about what might happen if there were any errors or omissions.

How large quantities of data are organised.

Discuss how databases are used in everyday life. What happens if there are errors, inaccurate or biased information?

Database
Accuracy
Error
Bias

Record cards - a paper based database

Level 4:
I can use ICT to collect and find appropriate stored information.

I understand the need for care in framing questions.

I can save the info, add to, amend and combine different forms … from a variety of sources.

Level 5:
I can select only the info that is needed for a particular purpose …

I can check it is accurate and organise this information so that it is ready for processing.

 

2

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To identify inaccurate data within a spreadsheet.

Use a spreadsheet showing a child’s change in height / weight that contains an error. Ask pupils to produce a line graph.  Does this help?

Spreadsheet
Accuracy
Error
Line graph

Pre-prepared Spreadsheet e.g. Excel / Number Magic / Textease Spreadsheet

 

3

Prepare information for development using ICT.

To enter data and check for errors within a spreadsheet.

Use a spreadsheet to record data gathered by pupils e.g. science investigation and check for errors using a line graph.

Spreadsheet
Accuracy
Error
Line graph

Spreadsheet e.g. Excel / Number Magic / Textease Spreadsheet

 

4

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

That databases may contain errors and the consequences of these.

Use a database containing some errors.  Demonstrate how to amend / delete data and ask pupils to identify errors and amend data.

Database
Accuracy
Error
Delete
Edit

Pre-prepared database e.g. Information Magic (Survey) / Textease database

 

5

Prepare information for development using ICT.

To enter data and check for errors within a database.

Use a database to record data gathered by pupils e.g. about the earth, sun and moon.  Ask pupils to use their skills to check for errors and make any amendments needed.

Database
Accuracy
Error

Pre-prepared database  structure e.g. Information Magic (Survey) / Textease database