Subjects: Science, Work Studies, Communication
Year level: Years 9 & 10
Topics: Social Issues, Health & Wellbeing, The Future of Work, Organ and Tissue Donation
Teaching time: 85 minutes
Quick summary: In this lesson, students investigate the way donation and transplantation have developed and improved over time. They consider the careers involved in organ and tissue transplantation and the potential for innovation. Students will conduct supported research to develop presentations for their peers on possibilities for transplantation.
This lesson has been created in partnership with DonateLife to get young Australians talking about organ and tissue donation.
Organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year. But did you know that only 2% of people who die in hospitals each year can be considered for organ donation? One organ donor can save the lives of up to seven people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Work Studies:
Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields (ACWSCL006)
Year 10 Science:
People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE194)
Syllabus outcomes: SC5-13ES
General capabilities: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of 9 Work Studies achievement standards: Students investigate the skills and personal qualities associated with a range of occupations and explain the importance of teamwork and collaboration. They investigate the changes occurring in work, workplaces and work-related relationships and the factors contributing to the changes.
Relevant parts of 10 Science achievement standards: Students construct evidence-based arguments and select appropriate representations and text types to communicate science ideas for specific purposes.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work DonateLife: Exploring Organ and Tissue Donation – Years 9 & 10.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate student development of presentations.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Careers In Donation And Transplantation Factsheet – one digital or printed copy per student
- Innovations In Transplantation Factsheet – one digital or printed copy per student
- Student devices capable of creating digital presentations
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.