Activity Introduction

Quick summary: In this activity students review their knowledge of the Earth, in particular the component of the Earth and how they relate to each other. The class works together in a brainstorming exercise that sees students create a series of questions about the Earth they would like answered.

Learning goals:

  • Students understand some of the components of the Earth and how they relate to each other.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 5 Science

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)

Year 5 Geography

  • The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)

Syllabus OutcomesGE3-2, GE3-3ST3-4WS, ST3-10LW

Topic: The Earth Wins

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee brainstorming exercise

Resources required: Sticky notes, pens, computer, access to student worksheet (online or printed).

Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.

Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.

Keywords: Earth, components, brainstorming.

 

This lesson was created in collaboration with Helifilms to support learning from the film.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation:

Overarching learning goal: In this activity students review their knowledge of the Earth, in particular the component of the Earth and how they relate to each other. The class works together in a brainstorming exercise that sees students create a series of questions about the Earth they would like answered.

Teacher content information: This activity draws on concepts and footage from the film; The Earth Wins. Click here to visit The Earth Wins website.

Student and classroom organisation:

Step 1. Begin this activity by either showing students the images of the Earth taken from the film (see student worksheet) or by asking students to view them on the student worksheet. They are only some of the components of the Earth and serve as a provocation. Ask students what component each picture represents (e.g. water, biodiversity, human etc).

Step 2. Break the class into groups and give each group some sticky notes (or ask the to create their own using strips of paper

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Student Worksheet

Look at these images from the film The Earth Wins.

 

What are the components of the Earth?

Class ideas:

 

My three questions:

 

Question 1.

 

Question 2.

 

Question 3.

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