Quick summary: In this tuning in game, students will take turns to point to places on a world map while blindfolded. The teacher records whether water or land was pointed to and students will discuss whether more land or water was identified overall.
Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to take part in Zoos Victoria’s Seal the Loop program. If you are interested in participating in the Seal the Loop Action day 2014 contact Zoos Victoria contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be joining other amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.
- Students recognise that there is more water on Earth than land (about 70% of the Earth is covered in water).
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This lesson can be used with all relevant learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Topic: Seal the Loop
Time required: 40 minutes
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity, record responses and facilitate discussion.
Resources required: World map pinned to wall, blindfold, board to record student responses.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: World, oceans, sea, map.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.