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 Resources for Year 8

These free ABS learning resources are relevant to the year 8 classroom, including those that use CensusAtSchool data and tools. These learning resources include shorter activities as well as longer 'projects' which contain several tasks around a theme so that your students can delve deep into a topic, combined with teacher solutions and a marking rubric aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

These learning resources have been coded to provide suggested starting points for alignment with the new Australian Curriculum (AC). In order to facilitate deep learning, the AC code is provided as a link to the Content Description by learning area, matched to an appropriate learning resource. You can access a range of ABS Education Services resources including CensusAtSchool resources, through Scootle.

 AC Code Title Resource type Estimated time for activity Resource includes Mathematics ACMSP204 CaSQ 9B - Birth Month Paradox Theoretical Probability Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Random Sampler ACMSP206 CaSQ 23 - The Randomness of Rain Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACMSP207 CaSQ 29 - Comparing samples to a population using Excel Quick activity 40 mins Student worksheet Random Sampler ACMSP207 CaSQ 31 - Is My Class Green? Comparing Samples and Population Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Random Sampler ACMSP207 ACMSP284 ACMSP293 CaSQ 2 - The Effect of Outliers on Measures of Centre Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Random Sampler ACMSP207 ACMSP284 ACMSP293 CaSQ 20 - Taking a Stratified Sample from a Data Set Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Dataset Teacher solutions ACMSP284 C2011_3.5 Why Should I Be Involved In Census? Quick activity 40 mins Student worksheet ACMSP284 C2011_4.3 Census Cloze Activity Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACMSP284 C2011_4.4 Who Is Counted In Census? Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACMSP284 C2011_4.5 Cycling Through Census Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACMSP284 C2011_6.1 Primary Quick Stats Activity 60-90 mins Student worksheet x 2 Teacher solutions x 2 ACMSP292 CaSQ 30 - Venn Diagrams: Eye Colour vs Internet Access Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Random Sampler ACMSP293 CaSMa04 - Could the footprint belong to the person in the image? Assessment 90-120 mins Student worksheet Teacher solutions Assessment rubric Random Sampler Prepared Samples Image ACMSP293 CaSQ 9C - The Birth Month Paradox (IWB) Quick activity 40-60 mins IWB Notebook file Back to top Geography ACHGK058 ACMSP284 ACMSP293 C2011_1.2 Australian Demographics - Healthcare Ad Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACHGK059 Run That Town (iOS App) Interactive Variable Game ACHGS056 ACHGS057 GEO 09 – Using Census Data to Develop Geospatial Concepts Themed project 90-120 mins Student worksheet Map ACHGS056 ACHGS057 GEO 10 – Developing a Community Profile Using Census Data Themed project 3+ hours Student worksheet Activity Interactive pyramid ACHGS057 GeoQ 2 – Comparing Indigenous and non–Indigenous population pyramids Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Link to US Census International Database ACHGS057 GeoQ 9 – What is the best way to represent the distribution of population in Australia? Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACHGS057 GeoQ 10 – What is the distribution of the Indigenous population in Australia? Quick activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet ACHGS057 C2011_3.4 Graphing Indigenous Australian Population Quick activity 40 mins Student worksheet ACHGS057 ACHGK058 MATE 02 – Migration Assessment 60-90 mins Student worksheet Teacher solutions Assessment rubric ACHGS057 ACHGK058 GEO 07 – Population Structure: Construction of Population Pyramids Assessment 60-90 mins Student activity Teacher solutions Marking rubric Indigenous pyramid Population structure diagram Population structure shape template ACHGS057 ACHGK058 GEO 08 – Population Structure: Interpretation of Population Pyramids Assessment 90-120 mins Student worksheet Teacher solutions Assessment rubric ACHGK058 ACHGS059 GEO 03 – Population Distribution Assessment 60-90 mins Student worksheet x 3 Teacher solutions Assessment rubric Map ACHGK058 ACHGS059 GEO 04 – Population Density Activity 40-60 mins Student worksheet Teacher solutions Map ACHGS059 GEO 11 – Developing an Urban Transect Activity 3+ hours Activity Back to top English ACELY1735 GEO 14 – The Homeless Themed project 3+ hours Student worksheet