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Camouflage

Camouflage
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Description

This worksheet is a combination of a science lesson and reading comprehension activity. Students read a short description of how animals use
camouflage and then answer a series of questions on that reading. Additionally, there is an optional secondary activity where students take a lizard
template and colour it to help it blend into its surroundings around the classroom or playground. This second activity can be done as a contest to see
how creatively and effectively students are able to camouflage their lizards.

Curriculum Codes

AC9E5LY04 9

Navigate and read texts for specific purposes, monitoring meaning using strategies such as skimming, scanning and confirming

AC9E5LY05 9

Use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring and questioning to build literal and inferred meaning to evaluate information and ideas

AC9S5U01 9

Examine how particular structural features and behaviours of living things enable their survival in specific habitats

ACELY1702 8.4

Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning

ACELY1703 8.4

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

ACSSU043 8.4

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

EN3-3A old

Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

ST3-1WS-S old

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-4LW-S old

Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-5LW-T old

Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition

EN3-OLC-01 new

Communicates to wide audiences with social and cultural awareness, by interacting and presenting, and by analysing and evaluating for understanding

EN3-VOCAB-01 new

Extends Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary through interacting, wide reading and writing, morphological analysis and generating precise definitions for specific contexts

EN3-RECOM-01 new

Fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

EN3-UARL-01 new

Analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts

EN3-UARL-02 new

Analyses representations of ideas in literature through genre and theme that reflect perspective and context, argument and authority, and adapts these representations when creating texts

VCELY318

Navigate and read imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by interpreting structural features, including tables of content, glossaries, chapters, headings and subheadings and applying appropriate text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning

VCELY319

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

VCSSU074

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

Differentiation

Modifications

The reading portion could be read as a class or in small groups to ensure all students are able to understand some of the science terminology.

EXTENSIONS

Rather than use the templates for students to colour for camouflage, students could create their camouflage creature from the ground up, giving them many more opportunities to think about things like shape and material and how the might also help with camouflage.

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