Quick summary: Students will find ways they can make practical contributions to the environment as citizen scientists.
Year Level: 6.
Teaching Time: 60 minutes.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Primary.
Related Professional Development: We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 6 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)
Relevant parts of Year 6 Science achievement standards: Students explain how scientific knowledge helps us to solve problems and inform decisions and identify historical and cultural contributions.
Syllabus outcomes: ST3-7PW
General capabilities: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – support students through independent work.
- Art supplies – coloured pencils, paper
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet – one per student
- Factsheet – 10 Principles of Citizen Science
- Student Worksheet – 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.