Quick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
- Students understand what bioluminescence is and how it works.
- Students recognise some of the ways scientists are using bioluminescence.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Science
- Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
Year 10 Science
- The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes (ACSSU184)
- Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-15LW, SC5-14LW.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Bioluminescence, genetics, scientists, future.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.