Finding relevant data sources for students to use is sometimes a challenge. I find the bom.gov.au site very helpful in terms of providing a swathe of data for my students to work through.
Questions could include:
- Does it rain more on weekdays or weekends?
- What is the best time of year to plan an outdoors event?
- My plants need watering when I plant them but warm weather. When could I plant them?
Using a website such as BOM enables students to search for valid, life relevant data that they can process, analyse and utilise for their own purposes.