Quick summary: In this activity students look at a range of the Earths components and participate in an activity designed to demonstrate how all these components are connected. Students will then represent these relationships with a graphic organiser and present this to the class.
- Students recognise the components of the Earth.
- Students understand how the components of the Earth relate to each other.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 Science
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
- Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090)
- Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)
Year 6 Science
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
- Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS107)
- Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110)
Syllabus outcomes: ST3-4WS, ST3-10LW, ST3-11LW.
Topic: The Earth Wins
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee activity.
Resources required: Printed worksheet (click here or ask students to create their own) and scissors for each group, ball of string for each group.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Earth, components, relationships.
This lesson was created in collaboration with Helifilms to support learning from the film.
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