Surveys are an important tool for Social Subjects. A survey can help show how people feel about particular issues. However, a survey does not show how much people know about an issue. If you are using a survey as evidence, try to back it up with additional information.
We are going to investigate the class’ opinion about chewing gum in school.
Before collecting any evidence, we will vote in class to answer this question
Do we have a problem with chewing gum in our school?
Think about your best “chewing gum” story and share it with the rest of the class
- How can chewing gum be cleaned up? From the streets/from clothes/from walls and desks
- Why is chewing gum banned in Singapore?
- What is Chicza gum?
- What are gummy bins
- How much gum is stuck under the chairs and tables?
- How can we use this number to estimate the amount in the whole school?
If costs about 10p to clean up every bit of gum. How much will it cost to clean up the ?
Skills used in this investigation
- Information literacy: using different sources; search skills: keywords, scanning, Ctrl + F; note taking.
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