In this unit we are learning to: use simple software to collect and present data about the location and characteristics of countries near Australia
Exploring our region
Use the Google Earth app to locate the following cities. Which countries are they in? Where are they in relation to Australia and Brisbane?
What's the climate like?
When we consider climate, we look at data about the rainfall and temperature in a place. Use the spreadsheet to look at the climates in these different cities. Which cities receive a lot of rainfall? Are some months wetter or drier than others? Which cities are the coolest? What other patterns do you notice in the data?
Use the Google Earth app to locate the following mountains. In which countries are they located? How high are these mountains in metres? Download the Mountains spreadsheet. Create a new form to collect the data. (Be careful to only include numbers in the "heights" or you will not be able to create a chart).
Once you have collected the data, create a bar chart to show the information. Be sure to include titles and headings where needed.
Now that you have learnt how to use simple software to collect and present data, you will complete a task on your own to show what you can do.
Download the "Australia's Neighbours" spreadsheet.
Use the Google Earth app to find each country in the list. Find the data that is needed to complete the table in the Spreadsheet.
Create a graph in Numbers that compares the populations of the countries.
Format your graph to include all of the information it needs in a clear display.
Take a screenshot of your table and one of your graph and crop them to neaten the images and make them square. Save the image from Google Earth to your camera roll.
Using Shadow Puppet EDU, create a short video telling about the data you have collected and presented for your chart, including the apps and processes you used to collected present your data. Review your work.