Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Snappy Science – Make a film canister rocket
    Snappy Science – Make a film canister rocket
  2. Snappy Science – Stop the ice melting!
    Snappy Science – Stop the ice melting!
  3. Snappy Science – Make your own lightning
    Snappy Science – Make your own lightning
  4. Snappy Science – The egg in the bottle experiment
    Snappy Science – The egg in the bottle experiment
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  9. Snappy Science – Convection experiment
    Snappy Science – Convection experiment
  10. Snappy Science – Make an air barometer
    Snappy Science – Make an air barometer
  11. Snappy Science – Make a naked egg
    Snappy Science – Make a naked egg
  12. Snappy Science – Conduction experiment
    Snappy Science – Conduction experiment
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  17. Snappy Science – Make a rainbow
    Snappy Science – Make a rainbow
  18. Snappy Science – Make rain
    Snappy Science – Make rain
  19. Snappy Science – Make a cloud in a jar
    Snappy Science – Make a cloud in a jar
  20. Snappy Science – A fountain of cola
    Snappy Science – A fountain of cola
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  25. Snappy Science – Make a tornado in a jar
    Snappy Science – Make a tornado in a jar
  26. Comparing weather and climate: past and future
    Comparing weather and climate: past and future

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. CLIMARTE: Where is your special space in nature? – Years 3 & 4
    CLIMARTE: Where is your special space in nature? – Years 3 & 4
  2. Talking about the weather – Year 3
    Talking about the weather – Year 3
  3. A melting ice experiment
    A melting ice experiment
  4. Changing weather and our environment
    Changing weather and our environment

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Sample Rubric for Unit of Work
    Sample Rubric for Unit of Work