Beach activities

Topic: Features of places – Australian beaches
Student activity
Geography: Year 1 and Year 2

This is the student activity 1 of 6 of the Features of places: beaches learning activity.

Task No. 1

Collecting and representing data – Beach activities

As a class, write a list of the activities people like to do at the beach, decides on your three favourite activities. Write up the responses on a class tally chart.

Record the results as a column graph or pictograph. An example is provided in the downloadable resource.

Dicuss the data represented in the graph:

  • What is the class' favourite beach activity?
  • What is the class' least favourite activity?
  • Use the terms 'less than' and 'more than' to describe the class' beach activities, e.g. "Our class likes boating more than fishing".
  • What activities are the same as shown in the sources from Activity 4?
  • What activities are different? How are they different?