Quick summary: In this activity students explore the different types of weather through creating and acting in a class play. They begin the activity by discussing different types of weather and how they different types of weather could be conveyed through movement and sound.
In 2016, Earth Hour will celebrate the places we love that make our outdoor lifestyle and the Aussie way of life so great. Our beaches, rivers, reefs, snow-capped mountains, farmland and national parks uniquely distinguish Australia as the “lucky country”. You can become a part of the movement and start to take action on climate change by visiting earthhour.org.au to register for Lights Out or find your local event. Take part and register in Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday the 18th March and don’t forget to switch off on Earth Hour, on Saturday 19th March 8:30-9:30pm.
- Students recognise different types of weather.
- Students understand that weather affects plants, animals and people.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.1.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 1 Science
- Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)
Year 2 Science
- Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)
Year F-2 The Arts – Drama
- Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama (ACADRM027)
- Present drama that communicates ideas, including stories from their community, to an audience (ACADRM029)
Topic: Climate change
Time required: 48 mins +
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate discussion, oversee creation and performance of play.
Resources required: Students worksheet, costumes for play (optional).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Weather, storm, rain, wind, sunshine, hail, snow, thunder, lightening, movement, sound.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.