Grass Gone Wild - Outdoor Science Investigation - Data Handling

For this investigation your class will have a look at how our actions can impact local wildlife, encouraging them to think about what kind of habitats certain animals and plants thrive in. Throughout this study students will develop their investigation, observation, and statistic / data handling skills as they leave an area of maintained grass untouched for a few weeks and observe the changes that happen.

This investigation fits in really well if you are looking at living things, habitats, or sustainability.

To set up this investigation you need to find an area of grass which has been well maintained (cut regularly) that you have permission to corner off (1 meter square per group) and leave untouched for a few weeks.


  • Teacher’s Guide

  • Investigation Planning Sheet

  • Results Table (before)

  • 2 x Differentiated Bar Chart Templates (before)

  • Results Table (After)

  • 2 x Differentiated Bar Chart Templates (after)

  • 2 x Differentiated Bar Chart Templates (comparison)

  • 2 x Differentiated Evaluation Question Sheets

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Created: Mar 26, 2019


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