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Resources for Year 8


These free ABS learning resources are relevant to the year 8 classroom, including those that use CensusAtSchool data and tools. These learning resources include shorter activities as well as longer 'projects' which contain several tasks around a theme so that your students can delve deep into a topic, combined with teacher solutions and a marking rubric aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

These learning resources have been coded to provide suggested starting points for alignment with the new Australian Curriculum (AC). In order to facilitate deep learning, the AC code is provided as a link to the Content Description by learning area, matched to an appropriate learning resource. You can access a range of ABS Education Services resources including CensusAtSchool resources, through Scootle.


Mathematics
Geography



AC CodeTitle Resource typeEstimated time for activityResource includes

Mathematics

ACMSP204CaSQ 9B - Birth Month Paradox Theoretical ProbabilityQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Random Sampler

ACMSP206CaSQ 23 - The Randomness of RainQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACMSP207 CaSQ 29 - Comparing samples to a population using ExcelQuick activity40 minsStudent worksheet
Random Sampler

ACMSP207 CaSQ 31 - Is My Class Green? Comparing Samples and PopulationQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Random Sampler

ACMSP207
ACMSP284
ACMSP293
CaSQ 2 - The Effect of Outliers on Measures of CentreQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Random Sampler

ACMSP207
ACMSP284
ACMSP293
CaSQ 20 - Taking a Stratified Sample from a Data SetQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Dataset
Teacher solutions

ACMSP284C2011_3.5 Why Should I Be Involved In Census?Quick activity 40 minsStudent worksheet

ACMSP284C2011_4.3 Census Cloze ActivityQuick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACMSP284C2011_4.4 Who Is Counted In Census?Quick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACMSP284C2011_4.5 Cycling Through CensusQuick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACMSP284C2011_6.1 Primary Quick StatsActivity60-90 minsStudent worksheet x 2
Teacher solutions x 2

ACMSP292CaSQ 30 - Venn Diagrams: Eye Colour vs Internet AccessQuick activity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Random Sampler

ACMSP293CaSMa04 - Could the footprint belong to the person in the image?Assessment90-120 minsStudent worksheet
Teacher solutions
Assessment rubric
Random Sampler
Prepared Samples
Image

ACMSP293CaSQ 9C - The Birth Month Paradox (IWB)Quick activity40-60 minsIWB Notebook file


Geography

ACHGK058
ACMSP284
ACMSP293
C2011_1.2 Australian Demographics - Healthcare AdQuick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACHGK059Run That Town (iOS App)InteractiveVariableGame

ACHGS056
ACHGS057
GEO 09 – Using Census Data to Develop Geospatial ConceptsThemed project90-120 minsStudent worksheet
Map

ACHGS056
ACHGS057
GEO 10 – Developing a Community Profile Using Census DataThemed project3+ hoursStudent worksheet
Activity
Interactive pyramid

ACHGS057GeoQ 2 – Comparing Indigenous and non–Indigenous population pyramidsQuick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Link to US Census International Database

ACHGS057GeoQ 9 – What is the best way to represent the distribution of population in Australia?Quick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACHGS057GeoQ 10 – What is the distribution of the Indigenous population in Australia?Quick activity 40-60 minsStudent worksheet

ACHGS057C2011_3.4 Graphing Indigenous Australian PopulationQuick activity 40 minsStudent worksheet

ACHGS057
ACHGK058
MATE 02 – MigrationAssessment60-90 minsStudent worksheet
Teacher solutions
Assessment rubric

ACHGS057
ACHGK058
GEO 07 – Population Structure: Construction of Population PyramidsAssessment60-90 minsStudent activity
Teacher solutions
Marking rubric
Indigenous pyramid
Population structure diagram
Population structure shape template

ACHGS057
ACHGK058
GEO 08 – Population Structure: Interpretation of Population PyramidsAssessment90-120 minsStudent worksheet
Teacher solutions
Assessment rubric

ACHGK058
ACHGS059
GEO 03 – Population DistributionAssessment 60-90 minsStudent worksheet x 3
Teacher solutions
Assessment rubric
Map

ACHGK058
ACHGS059
GEO 04 – Population DensityActivity40-60 minsStudent worksheet
Teacher solutions
Map

ACHGS059GEO 11 – Developing an Urban TransectActivity3+ hoursActivity


English

ACELY1735GEO 14 – The HomelessThemed project3+ hoursStudent worksheet


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