PDF download of a KS2 science and maths investigation on creating line graphs, using a paper spinner experiment.
The ability to construct an accurate line graph is a core science and maths skill that requires explicit teaching and lots of real-life context.
Look for opportunities in science and maths where children can collect numerical data and then construct a line graph to display that data clearly.
Throughout KS1, children will have been displaying collected data on bar charts and pictograms. KS2 science investigations are ideal for moving on to line graphs and teaching children to look for relationships in their data.
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What they’ll learn
- How to plan investigations in order to collect numerical data
- How to construct a table to collect data
- That repeating results is necessary to get reliability
- How to calculate averages from a set of data
- How to construct an accurate line graph