Quick summary: This activity provides an opportunity for students to explore their current knowledge, attitudes and values. It is designed to engage students in thinking about the topic of cool burning. Students build their comprehension of the topic and practise analytical skills by preparing questions for a class quiz show. The quiz is based on the big question: ‘What is cool burning?’.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
- Students explore the concept of cool burning.
- Students describe the interconnections between people, places and environments and identify the effects of these on the characteristics of places and environments.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This lesson can be used across all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.
Topic: Cool burning
Time needed: 15 minutes
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet, blank index cards.
Digital technology opportunity: Add your favourite quiz questions to the website, Wonderopolis.
Key words: savanna, tropical, climate, weather, distribution, monsoon, adaptation, vegetation, fire, mean, conservation, species
Special thanks to:
Fish River Station, John Daly, Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith, Peter Jacklyn, Peter McConchie, Dr Tommy George, David Claudie, Dale Musgrave, Carolyn George and Victor Steffensen.
Made possible by:
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum. There is great diversity in histories and cultures among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia. This resource includes investigations into and information about some of them. It has an emphasis, but not an exclusive one, on the histories and cultural practices of the Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory. It is underpinned by consultation with Aboriginal communities in various parts of Australia.