In this lesson, the students learn about sugar – where it comes from and how it is used in our body.
We take a closer look at our body and explore how sugar is moved around. The students take part in a fun and simple experiment to learn how our kidneys filter our blood. The students use a predict, observe and explain inquiry process uncovering what our kidneys do and how they help us stay healthy.
- Students understand how sugar is made by plants
- Students begin to understand the effects of sugar on our bodies.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – Lower Primary – Sugar and Healthy Kidneys
- Time required: 90 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead discussions and assist in the experiment with the students.
- Keywords: human body, sugar, kidneys, science understanding, biological science, SugarByHalf, Filter Your Future.
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- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- P.O.E Student Worksheets
- Experiment Equipment:
- 12 household sponges cut in ½ (or kidney-shaped)
- 12 small flat trays, 3L water
- food dye
- 1L of orange juice with pulp
- 24 empty cups (2 for each group)
- 1-10L bucket and 1 large stirring spoon
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian and New Zealand Curriculums.