# Science / Year 9 / Science Inquiry Skills / Processing and analysing data and information

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS169)

Elaborations
• using spreadsheets to present data in tables and graphical forms and to carry out mathematical analyses on data
• describing sample properties (such as mean, median, range, large gaps visible on a graph) to predict characteristics of the larger population
• designing and constructing appropriate graphs to represent data and analysing graphs for trends and patterns
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Reliability,  Data analysis,  Independence (Experiments)

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