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Elaborate Lesson FORWARD PLANNING DOCUMENT

TERM/WEEKS: Term 2 YEAR LEVEL: 5 LEARNING AREA/TOPIC: Science – Animal


(Wk 4) Adaptation
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
General Capabilities:
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and creative Ethical Behaviour Personal and social Intercultural
thinking Competence Understanding

Cross-curriculum priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability
Cultures

WEEK/ AUSTRALIAN SPECIFIC LESSON ASSESSMENT TEACHING & LEARNING KEY RESOURCES
LESSON CURRICULUM OBJECTIVE (what & how) EXPERIENCES QUESTIONS
LINKS (include learner diversity)

Science Understanding
Science as a Human
Endeavour
Science Inquiry Skills
Science As a result of this Rubric & Introduction: How do we know if a Kahoot Quiz!
Understanding lesson students Kahoot Quiz claim is true? https://create.kaho
 Review of structural & behavioural adaptations –
Living things have will be able to: (Formative) How can we argue ot.it/share/adaptati
Kahoot!
structural features that a structural ons-quiz/a2ca3b29-
Explain how a  Review of process of investigation (variables, claims) feature helps living e9f6-4494-8954-
and adaptations
that help them to specific things survive for 23733aa5cc6f
survive in adaptation (e.g. Body: that reason?
their environment light-coloured fur) Worksheets  Students placed in groups of three and allocate roles
Elaborate (ACSSU043) is practical in the will be (Manager, Speaker, Recorder). Adaptation
Week 4 environment (e.g. collected and  The available equipment is discussed with students. investigation
Science as a desert) marked Health & Safety concerns are highlighted. planner
 That’s interesting,
Human Endeavour according to a  Teams decide which claim they want to test  thermometers
have you thought
Science involves rubric. One e.g.  a hot water
about …?
testing predictions grade per 1. Lighter colours help living things keep cool by station
Predict the group.  Do you think that
by reflecting the Sun. (Could place water in two  cloths of
will be possible
gathering data and outcome of an different-coloured cups and measure temperature.) different
experiment and with our
using evidence to 2. Camouflage is an effective defence against thickness,
equipment?
develop explain the results predators materials and
explanations of using scientific  Manager collects equipment.  What will you colours
events and understanding.  Each group is given an ‘Adaptation investigation change and what  scales
phenomena and planner’ that is completed and discussed with the will you keep the  scissors
reflects historical teacher prior to the experiment beginning. same?  containers of
and cultural  Students conduct their experiment.  What is a fair different sizes,
contributions  Results are graphed. test? shapes and
Science Inquiry Health & Safety: colours
Skills Plan and conduct - Caution when using scissors, thermometers, hot water.  water
With guidance, plan an investigation - Only one student (Manager) is permitted to fill up the  Toothpicks
and conduct safely, and discuss hot water. One group at a time.  Food colourings
scientific how the results - Any spills or breakages must be reported immediately.  Leaves of
investigations to find relate to the different
answers to hypothesis. colours
questions,  Sand
considering the safe  Sticks/bark
use of appropriate Extension:
materials and Students who require extra assistance have the option of
equipment completing the investigation on their own.
(ACSIS065)
Enabling:
Students who require extra support will be grouped
together and given their claim – (animals with lighter fur
stay cooler than animals with darker fur). They
will be monitored more closely by the teacher. When
completing the Adaptation Investigation Planner, it will
have a lower standard of requirements than other
students.

Conclusion:
 The speaker of each group presents the groups’
 Did your
findings to the class.
investigation run
 Class discussion on issues with experiment.
smoothly?
 Would you
change anything?
 How does this
experiment
explain an
animals’
adaptation?