Schoolgen Data, What Does It Tell Us?

Intended Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to:

  • collate data about the weather over a defined time frame and how much electricity the solar panels generate over the same time frame
  • analyse the effect of the weather on the amount of solar power generated.

Teaching Rationales

Students learn about the data from the schools solar panels and how weather changes the data. The data tells the students how much electricity the solar panels are generating over a period of time.

Learning Areas, Strands, Achievement Objectives

1 - 2 Science

Nature of Science
Investigating in science

  • Students will extend their experiences and personal explanations of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions, and discussing simple models.


Communicating in science

  • Students will build their language and develop their understandings of the many ways the natural world can be represented.


Participating and contributing

  • Students will explore and act on issues and questions that link their science learning to their daily living.

Planet Earth and Beyond
Earth systems

  • Students will explore and describe natural features and resources.

Astronomical systems

  • Students will share ideas and observations about the Sun and the Moon and their physical effects on the heat and light available to Earth.

Physical World
Physical inquiry and physics concepts

  • Students will explore everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound waves, and heat.
  • Students will seek and describe simple patterns in physical phenomena.
2 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing and Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Ideas

  • Students will show some understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts.
  • Student will select, form, and express ideas on a range of topics.

Activity-specific Achievement Objectives

1 - 2 Science

Nature of Science
Investigating in science

  • Students will collect data from school solar panels and make explanation of the recorded data.


Communicating in science

  • Students will build their language and develop their understandings of the many ways the natural world can be represented as they analyse their recorded data and make meaning from it.


Participating and contributing

  • Students will relate the data obtained to local weather patterns.

Planet Earth and Beyond
Earth systems

  • Students will explore and describe weather over a period of time.

Astronomical systems

  • Students will share ideas and observations about the weather and its effect on the amount of sunlight available to generate electricity.

Physical World
Physical inquiry and physics concepts

  • Students will use data to explain the effect of the weather on the output of the solar panels.
2 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing and Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Ideas

  • Students will show some understanding of ideas contained in observed information and observed data recordings when they consider and describe simple patterns from weather changes and solar outputs.