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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. Earth Hour: ‘Banana Drama’ SMARTboard Lesson
    Earth Hour: ‘Banana Drama’ SMARTboard Lesson
  2. Earth Hour: ‘The Impacts of Drought and Floods’ SMARTboard Lesson
    Earth Hour: ‘The Impacts of Drought and Floods’ SMARTboard Lesson
  3. Earth Hour: Flipped Classroom – Tuning into Climate Change
    Earth Hour: Flipped Classroom – Tuning into Climate Change

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. NEW! Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – LOTE – Years 5 & 6
    NEW! Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – LOTE – Years 5 & 6
  2. Choose your climate future – Years 5 & 6
    Choose your climate future – Years 5 & 6
  3. NEW! Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – Years 5 & 6
    NEW! Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – Years 5 & 6
  4. Earth Hour: Climate change documentary – Year 5 & 6
    Earth Hour: Climate change documentary – Year 5 & 6
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  9. Earth Hour: How do floods and droughts affect our environment? – Year 3 & 4
    Earth Hour: How do floods and droughts affect our environment? – Year 3 & 4
  10. Earth Hour: Banana Dramas – Year 3 & 4
    Earth Hour: Banana Dramas – Year 3 & 4
  11. Earth Hour: Climate change and renewable energy – Year 6
    Earth Hour: Climate change and renewable energy – Year 6
  12. Earth Hour: The Drought and Flood Cycle – Year 5 & 6
    Earth Hour: The Drought and Flood Cycle – Year 5 & 6
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  17. Earth Hour: Do you know what your ecological footprint is? – Year 5 & 6
    Earth Hour: Do you know what your ecological footprint is? – Year 5 & 6
  18. Earth Hour: All types of weather – Year 1 & 2
    Earth Hour: All types of weather – Year 1 & 2
  19. Earth Hour: Today’s weather around Australia – Year 1 & 2
    Earth Hour: Today’s weather around Australia – Year 1 & 2
  20. Earth Hour: A play about the weather – 1 & 2
    Earth Hour: A play about the weather – 1 & 2
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  25. Earth Hour: How does changing weather affect our environment? – Year 3 & 4
    Earth Hour: How does changing weather affect our environment? – Year 3 & 4
  26. Earth Hour: Weather in the past and in future – Year 3 & 4
    Earth Hour: Weather in the past and in future – Year 3 & 4
  27. Earth Hour: Animals adapting to climate change – 5 & 6
    Earth Hour: Animals adapting to climate change – 5 & 6
  28. Earth Hour: Actions Stations – Visual Storytelling
    Earth Hour: Actions Stations – Visual Storytelling

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Earth Hour Games
    Earth Hour Games
  2. Running an Earth Hour Event…
    Running an Earth Hour Event…

Additional Activities for this Unit of Work

These activities are not part of this unit of work, however they may be useful as additions if you have the time.