2 Learning Outcomes Science Understanding I will understand how living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environmentScience as a Human EndeavourI will test predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena.I will understand the important contributions to the advancement of science that have been made by people from a range of cultures.I will describe how scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives.I will identify how scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions.
3 Learning Outcomes cont. Science Inquiry SkillsI will pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be.I will plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problemsI will decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate.I will use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks.I will construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate.I will compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations EvaluatingI will Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problemI will communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts.
4 Desert Survivors Overview Lesson GoalSession NumberTo find out what I think I know about the structural features and adaptations of living things that survive in desert environments1I can explore how plants lose water through their leaves.Scientific experiment: Bagging leaves2I can work in teams to investigate if cloths with smaller surface areas lose less water.Scientific experiment: Soaking Cloths3I can display results using a graph and use it to make predictionsI can make evidence-based claims on whether having smaller leaves helps plants to survive in deserts.4Put in blog.
5 Lesson GoalSession NumberI understand how having a larger surface area can help animals to cool down.5I can represent and explain the structural features and adaptations that help camels to survive in a desert environment.6I can work in a team to plan and conduct research to identify and describe key adaptations of a desert species.Research project on desert animal7 -8I can present evidence, compare and discuss results and draw conclusions about adaptation to desert environments.Project presentation to class9