A night in Lymstone
The aim of the work was to analyse data and its sources.
The class was introduced to the school's new data loggers during an ICT lesson, and the teacher then left a data logger outside her home overnight.
The pupils were told that the house is situated away from roads and that there is plenty of local wildlife (including foxes, badgers and a variety of birds). They were asked to analyse and explain the data obtained.
Use of the data logger to measure sound and light levels in an urban environment (matching the school's location) considering issues of sound and light pollution.
Zoe correctly identified that the three sets of data were representing the temperature, the light level and the sound level, and labelled them correctly. She recognised when sunset and sunrise were occurring, and identified the dawn chorus. She carried out some calculations to work out the actual time from the elapsed time. She has interpreted data in an unfamiliar format and with some complex explanations, using the data to reach valid conclusions that utilise more than one piece of supporting evidence.