This unit is based on the Year 3 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students develop an understanding of weather and how climatic zones are different.
They collect daily temperatures and weather information and they create and interpret a class graph.
Students learn how to read maps and their features, including scales, legends and grid references.
Students locale Australia and neighbouring countries on a world map and discuss the direction of travel to each place from Australia.
Students examine the different temperature zones of Australia; equatorial, tropical, sub-tropical, desert, grassland and temperate and mark them on a map of Australia. They mark some natural and human features on a map of Australia and use a legend to label the map.
Students compare two states or territories of Australia and list their natural and human features, as well as climate zones.
In this lesson, students explore weather and climate, and label the climate zones on a world map.
In this lesson, students name the features of a map and locate information on a map.
In this lesson, students learn to recognise Australia’s different climate zones, and label them on an Australian map.
In this lesson, students further investigate climate zones and the differences between the climate zones of
In this lesson, students compare two states or territories of Australia and list their natural and human features, as well as climate zones.
In this lesson, students explore column graphs, creating a column graph using the weather data collected.
In this lesson, students complete an assessment task to demonstrate their understanding of concepts learnt within this unit.They label a map of Australia, colour code a map legend of Australia’s natural features and read and write grid coordinates. They draw pictures to show what the three different climate zones are like.