Data Handling- Extra Resources

Skills

Access Video Tutorials

Encourage independent learning by getting the students to try to find out for themselves how to do something rather than automatically relying on you to show them.

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Database Theory

Mini-Website

This section can be used to encourage students to learn about the key aspects of databases for themselves.

You could give them a task sheet which asks them to define key terms

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Tasks

Database exercise 1

This task asks students to read some recent news stories about the use of databases

They are asked to:

  • Read a selection of news stories
  • Write a short report discussing which answers a set of questions on the tasksheet

 

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Database exercise 2

A paper based exercise which could be given to students to check their understanding of databases or as a piece of homework.

Students are presented with a small table of data about animals in a zoo. They are asked to use the data in the table to answer some questions.

 

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Database exercise 3

A paper based exercise which could be given to students to check their understanding of databases or as a piece of homework.

Students are presented with a small table of data where the data has been coded. Students are asked to consider the usefulness of codes and to answer a set of questions based on the data.

 

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Database exercise 4

A paper based exercise which could be given to students to check their understanding of databases or as a piece of homework.

Students are asked to identify the fields that would be needed in a school database about pupils. They are then asked to design the layout of an appropriate data capture form to collect this data.

 

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Database Tasks

Oregon Murder database

This database and full set of accompanying worksheets has been adapted from the original 'Oregon murder' database by Andy Longstaff.

Many thanks to Andy for letting us publish his work here.

This is a large file - approximately 3.5 mb

 
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Cover Lesson

Cover lesson

Jon Bridgeman of Finham Park School has kindly contributed a cover lesson for this unit.

Each lesson comes with a pupil worksheet and a guidance sheet for the teacher. The guidance sheet is designed to be used by the cover teacher and will explain how the students should approach the tasks. It also gives guidance on internet usage and SEN.

Please note that there may be references on the sheets to Jon's school network directory structure so you wil have to change these to suit your particular network and file system

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Ideas for creating databases

Soccorbase - Internet football database

Data and information could be gathered from here and used to create a fantasy football league database.

 
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Whodunnit?

Problem solving crime database from MAPE

 
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The Acronym Database

Students could use this to create their own searchable database of acronyms

 
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Met Office website

Lots of information, figures and statistics about the weather

 
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Internet Movie Database

Lots of information about current and past movies

 
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