Quick summary: In this activity students explore the different types of weather through creating and acting in a class play. They begin the activity by discussing different types of weather and how they different types of weather could be conveyed through movement and sound.
- Students recognise different types of weather.
- Students understand that weather affects plants, animals and people.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability.
Australian Curriculum content description:
- Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004)
Year 1 Science
- Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)
Year 2 Science
- Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
- Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)
Foundation to Year 2 Drama
- Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama (ACADRM027)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST1-4WS, ST1-8ES.
Topic: Climate change
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate discussion, oversee creation and performance of play.
Resources required: Students worksheet, costumes for play (optional).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Weather, storm, rain, wind, sunshine, hail, snow, thunder, lightening, movement, sound.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.