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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: Flipped classroom – Are your neighbours doing it better?
    Earth Hour: Flipped classroom – Are your neighbours doing it better?
  2. Earth Hour: What on earth is Earth Hour? – Year 7 & 8
    Earth Hour: What on earth is Earth Hour? – Year 7 & 8
  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. Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – Years 7 & 8
    Earth Hour 2016: The places you love – Years 7 & 8
  2. Earth Hour: How will climate change affect biodiversity in Australia? – Year 9 & 10
    Earth Hour: How will climate change affect biodiversity in Australia? – Year 9 & 10
  3. Earth Hour: An overview of climate change – Year 7 & 8
    Earth Hour: An overview of climate change – Year 7 & 8
  4. Choose your climate future – Years 7 & 8
    Choose your climate future – Years 7 & 8
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  9. Earth Hour: Climate change and renewable energy in Australia – Years 7 & 8
    Earth Hour: Climate change and renewable energy in Australia – Years 7 & 8
  10. Earth Hour: Feeding the country – Year 7 & 8
    Earth Hour: Feeding the country – Year 7 & 8
  11. Earth Hour: Empathy task – Years 7, 8, 9 & 10
    Earth Hour: Empathy task – Years 7, 8, 9 & 10
  12. Earth Hour: Temperature and Rainfall Statistics – Year 9 & 10
    Earth Hour: Temperature and Rainfall Statistics – Year 9 & 10
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  17. Earth Hour: How will climate change affect food webs? – Year 7
    Earth Hour: How will climate change affect food webs? – Year 7
  18. Introducing climate change and the greenhouse effect – Year 7 & 8
    Introducing climate change and the greenhouse effect – Year 7 & 8
  19. Earth Hour: A history of climate change – Year 10
    Earth Hour: A history of climate change – Year 10
  20. Earth Hour: Action Stations – Digital Storytelling
    Earth Hour: Action Stations – Digital 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. 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.