Outdoor Learning - Mini-beast Quadrant Sampling

Outdoor Learning - Mini-beast Quadrant Sampling

Lesson 8 of 9 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Secondary
  • Year 7
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students design and carry out a survey, collecting data on the mini-beast populations of the schoolyard.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior relationships between angles formed when parallel lines are crossed by a transversal.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • find angles in nature.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:


Students learn to:

  • acquire data sets for discrete and continuous numerical variables and calculate the range, median, mean and mode; make and justify decisions about which measures of central tendency provide useful insights into the nature of the distribution of data (AC9M7ST01)

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking. 

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.

Relevant parts of Year 7 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 7, students plan and conduct statistical investigations involving discrete and continuous numerical data, using appropriate displays. Students interpret data in terms of the shape of distribution and summary statistics, identifying possible outliers.

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This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • problem-solving
  • critical thinking

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - oversee activity and facilitate discussion.

This lesson is designed to be taught outside. It contains all the tools required for students to reap the benefits of being outdoors while learning the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Related professional learning

Introduction to Secondary STEM

Quick summary: This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your classroom. 

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