Quick summary: Students experiment with creating paper flowers of different colours to see which flowers attract more insects.
These Snappy Science resources have been created to boost science education in primary schools across Australia. Each lesson is designed to support teachers with the scientific knowledge, ideas and resources to stimulate a sense of wonder and curiosity in their students. Many of the big issues that Australian society will face in the future are around technology, energy, resources and climate change. All of these require students to engage with science – but most of all to enjoy science!
Science at Home: These Snappy Science resources can also be used to engage families in fun science and learning for life. You can download a student friendly version of this activity here and you can also check out the Snappy Science Digital Library.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Year 1 Science
- Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Year 4 Science
- Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
Year 5 Science
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST1-12MW, ST2-7PW.
Time required: 5-10 minutes for creating flowers, 10 minutes for observing insects, 5 minutes for discussion.
Resources required: White and pink card, black and red felt tip pens, scissors, wire and wire cutters, sticky tape, honey.
Safety advice: Depending on student age and ability teachers may need to assist students with cutting and bending the wire.
Keywords: Flowers, colour, insects, attract.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.