Finding Things Out

Research & E-Awareness - Analysing data & asking questions - Possible Scheme of Work

Analyse information and ask questions using searches within a database or on the internet. Understand the importance of keywords.

 

Year Group some children will not have made so much progress and will most children will some children will have progressed further and will
Y5 Follow straight forward lines of enquiry. E.g using a webquest to find information.

Analyse information and ask questions using searches within a database or on the internet. Understand the importance of keywords.

E.g. Can use the terms AND

Analysing data & asking questions, OR. In their searches.Can use a database efficiently to narrow down answers.

Show elements of Level 4 - combine and refine information from various sources…interpret and question plausibility of information

Interpret findings. Check their plausibility and recognise that poor information leads to unreliable results.
 
  • I know how databases can be used in everyday life.
  • I can follow a web quest to find information from the internet
  • I know that information from the internet can be inaccurate or biased.
  • I understand the care needed in framing questions.
  • I know how to use > < when searching a database.
  • I understand the need for sensible key words when searching
  • 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 know that all information from the internet must be questioned for accuracy
  • I am able to identify unreliable results.
  • I am confident in directing others to my sources of information
 

Data Handling:

  • 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.

Data Handling:

  • 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

Data Handling:

  • 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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Analysing data & asking questions

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Analysing data & asking questions

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Week

Area of study (From NC PoS)

Learning Objectives

Activities

Key Vocabulary

Resources

Assessment Outcomes

 

1

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To search for information within a database using =, <= and =>.

Pupils use a pre-prepared database (e.g. about ourselves) to answer questions by searching using =, <= and =>.

Database
Records
Fields
Search

Database e.g. Information Magic / Textease Database

Level 4:
I understand the need for care in framing questions when using a database.

I can interpret my findings, check that my results make sense and recognise that poor quality information leads to unreliable results.

Level 5:
I can select only the information that is needed for a particular purpose when using a database.

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 search for information within a database using AND and OR.

Pupils use AND and OR to answer questions by searching more than one field e.g. hair and eye colour. 

Database
Records
Fields
Search

Database e.g. Information Magic / Textease Database

 

3

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To use charts and graphs to interpret information.

Pupils create charts/graphs to show the findings of AND and OR searches.  What patterns emerge?  What hypotheses could be made? e.g. pupils with blond hair have blue eyes.

Database
Records
Fields
Search

Database e.g. Information Magic / Textease Database

 

4

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To search for information to answer questions.

Use a prepared database linked to a topic e.g. rivers.  Ask pupils to answer questions.

Database
Records
Fields

Database e.g. Information Magic / Textease Database

 

5

Interpret information, to check it is relevant and reasonable.

To use charts and graphs to answer questions.

Create a database structure and ask pupils to enter data linked to a topic.  Pupils produce charts / graphs to answer questions.

Database
Line graphs
Bar charts

Database e.g. Information Magic / Textease Database