Broadbalk Dataset for School

Part of experiment rbk1

Lessons from Broadbalk: This activity invloves students plotting graphs and interrogating real wheat yield data from Broadbalk long-term wheat experiment at Rothamsted, Harpenden. It explores the effect of different fertiliser treatments and farming practices on wheat yields. It also encourages students to think about why long-term data is important.

This resource provides instructions for a teacher and an activity sheet with the data for students. It is aimed at KS3 Mathematics students (years 7-9) and ties in with the school curriculum, in terms of interpreting data, considering anomalies and trends.

Schools activity

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