Name:    Lesson 3: Using Second-Hand Data

1.

Select the method that would provide second-hand data.
 a. search the Internet c. do an experiment b. observe d. do interviews

2.

Avril would like to know how much rain Vancouver gets in a year. Choose the method that would give Avril second-hand data.
 a. observe c. search Environment Canada b. do an experiment d. do interviews

3.

What other sources could Avril use to collect second-hand data about the rainfall in Vancouver?
 a. ask students in her class how much rain they think fell in Vancouver b. survey 20 people who live in Vancouver c. measure the amount of rain that falls during the year d. search Statistics Canada

4.

Which question would you answer using second-hand data?
 a. Which is the favourite Winter Olympic sport of the students in your class? b. Which country won the most gold medals during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games? c. Which Winter Olympic sport do most students in your class like to watch? d. Which Winter Olympic sport do most students in your school like to watch?

5.

Which question would you answer using second-hand data?
 a. Which player led the CFL in scoring touchdowns during the 2007 season? b. Who is the favourite CFL player of the students in your class? c. Which is the favourite CFL team of the students in your school? d. How many students in your class enjoy watching football on TV?

6.

Which method would you use to find second-hand data to answer the question, “How many students in each grade in your school take the bus to school?”
 a. watch students as they arrive at school b. survey the students in the school c. search the school board’s website d. interview the students in the school

7.

Which question can you answer using this second-hand data?

Average Snowfall (in cm) of
 City Jan. Feb. Mar. Regina 19 16 17 Whitehorse 23 17 17 Resolute 4 4 5 Lethbridge 26 16 28 Kelowna 32 18 5
 a. What is the average snowfall in Canada? b. Which month has the least average snowfall? c. Which city has the most average snowfall during January, February, and March? d. What is the average snowfall in March?

8.

Which question can you answer using this second-hand data?

 a. How many books do the students in our school read? b. How many students play summer sports? c. What winter sports do the students of our school play? d. Which summer sport is played by most of the students in our school?

9.

Where would you find second-hand data?
 a. reading the information in a reference book b. asking the students in your school c. doing a experiment d. observing

10.

Which question would you answer using second-hand data?
 a. How many mountains in Canada have the students in your class seen? b. What are the 5 tallest mountains in Canada? c. How many mountains have the students in your class climbed? d. How many students in your class live close to a mountain range?