Our Making a Splash with Data Webinar introduces data literacy skills through two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Like any goals, the SDGs are constantly being measured so that we understand the progress that we’re making and the work that we still have ahead of us.How do we use this information to make decisions as global citizens? How can we understand the impact of our own actions on a local and global scale? 


Data literacy is the ability to use data to understand, make decisions, and solve meaningful problems. As educators, we use data to understand how our students are learning and make decisions about our practice. As global citizens, our students need to use data to understand the world, make responsible and sustainable decisions, and solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.  

But data can sometimes feel overwhelming, impersonal, or even scary. How do we help our students (and ourselves) think about data differently, demystify it, and feel empowered to use it as a tool for making the world a better place? 

The above text is from Data Literacy as a Global Competence  

Using these SDGs in the classroom

These water oriented SDGs provide an opportunity to explore a range of environmental, scientific and sustainability topics. The webinar signposts of activities and resources that can be used in both BGE (from upper primary) and Senior Phase.

We have collated resources around 5 themes:

All About Water – introduce learners to the importance or water, where do we find it, what kinds of water exist on our planet and how do we measure it?

Water Quality – understand how we measure water quality, what can impact ater quality and why is it important?

Water Pollution – what is polluting our waters? How can we clean water? What information do we collect about water pollution?

Currents and Tides – how do our waterways move? How can we gather information about tides?

What is going on in this Graph? – Learn how to read and interpret graphs

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