What is fieldwork? What is the point of fieldwork?
On-site ‘over the fence’ traffic survey Lesson before. Students are given an enquiry question or hypothesis. For example, ‘Which is the busiest road that surrounds the school?’ Talk about sample and data collection techniques such as averaging. Data collection lesson. Students work in small groups to survey the traffic. Lesson afterwards. Students produce appropriate data presentation techniques, such as proportional arrow maps or located bar charts. They also analyse the data.