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S Y3 Survey Your Environment – PPDAC cycle new

These lessons explore one way for ākonga to explore practical ways to answer an investigative question and begin to understand how the PPDAC cycle works.  They will see the link between Citizen Science data collection and how this can be used to make generalisations that give us information about our world to help us make decisions.

This activity explores the following key ideas:

  • pose summary investigative questions about everyday situations
  • anticipate what the data might show
  • identify who and what the data measures
  • discuss how the data-gathering process might affect other people
  • collect, record, and sort data 
  • create and describe data visualisations
  • choose statements that best answer the investigative question, reflect on findings, and compare them with anticipated outcomes