Activity details: Students develop a school program that will help reduce the amount of energy used.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
Planning and design can be critical in solving problems such as reducing the amount of energy being used in a school environment.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)
Year 5 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)
Year 6 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)
Year 6 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience(ACELY1714)
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 90 + mins
Learning areas addressed: Design and technology, English, Civics and Citizenship, Geography, Science.
Teacher input: Assist students to focus their ideas, assist communication between students and appropriate school leadership team.
Resources needed: Computers and writing materials, previous work.
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