Quick summary: Students identify questions of interest and find ways of obtaining information about energy. They present the information they have gathered into a paragraph and illustrate it or incorporate a photo.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
- We need sources of energy such as electricity, petrol and gas. However, sometimes we waste energy.
- Using keywords in search engines will help find the information we seek online.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 English
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)
- Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence (ACELY1677)
Year 3 Science
- Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)
Year 4 English
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts (ACELY1692)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences (ACELY1689)
Year 4 Science
- Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
Year levels: 3 and 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, English, ICT, Geography.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Organising time on computers, helping groups to identify their questions to research.
Resources required: Internet access, materials or computers to make a report.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: Energy, research, petrol, gas, electricity.
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