Key lessons and understandings of activity: Animals need their ecosystems if they are to survive. A sequence of events can be communicated using a storyboard.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 Science:
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Year 5 English:
- Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612)
Year 6 Science:
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
Year 6 English:
- Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618)
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 15 – 20 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, English, The Arts.
Teacher input: Discuss how a storyboard is used.
Resources needed: Writing and drawing materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: storyboard, animals, ecosystems, survival.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.