Name:    Lesson 1: Types of Data

1.

Jessie wants to know what her classmates’ favourite chocolate bar is. Select the method she should use that would give her first-hand data.
 a. Ask her classmates’ parents. b. Ask her classmates to select their favourite chocolate bar from a list. c. Find out what the favourite chocolate bar of the previous Grade 5 students is. d. Find out what the favourite chocolate bar of the Grade 5 teacher is.

2.

Curtis wants to know which type of transportation most students in his school use. Select the method he should use to collect first-hand data.
 a. Ask the students’ grandparents. b. Find the information from Statistics Canada. c. Survey the students in his school and ask them to choose from walking, bus, car, or bike. d. Check the newspaper for information.

3.

Select the method that would provide you with first-hand data.
 a. observe c. search the library b. search the Internet d. find information in a magazine

4.

Bianca wants to know what her classmates’ favourite author is. Select the method she should use that would give her first-hand data.
 a. do an experiment c. observe her classmates b. do a survey d. ask the Librarian

5.

Select the method that would provide you with second-hand data.
 a. do an interview c. do an experiment b. do a survey d. search the newspapers

6.

Which question would you answer using first-hand data?
 a. How many students in your class have blue eyes? b. How many students in Grade 5 in Canada have blue eyes? c. How many students in Grade 5 in Edmonton have blue eyes? d. How many students in Alberta have blue eyes?

7.

Which question would you answer using first-hand data?
 a. How many families in Saskatchewan have 3 children? b. How many families in Grade 5 in your school have 3 children? c. How many families in Canada have 3 children? d. How many families in Regina have 3 children?

8.

Which method would you use to find out how long it takes for 1 L of water to come to a boil?
 a. do a survey c. do an experiment b. do an interview d. ask a friend

9.

Which method would you use to find out how many students use the recycling bin in your class?
 a. do an experiment c. search the newspapers b. observe d. do an interview

10.

Which method would you use to find out how the students in your class spend their vacation?
 a. do an experiment c. search the newspapers b. observe d. do an interview