In this unit, designed to last 10 lessons, students will complete the Year 6 ACARA Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, which focuses on natural disasters and extreme climate events.
The final piece of the unit is a group project and presentation, which may take more than one block of class time, and you may want to incorporate the project into your literacy time, condense (lessons 2 & 3) or omit (lesson 8) earlier lessons to compensate.
The presentation itself will be modelled in lesson 4, where you will complete a similar presentation about an earthquake.
In this unit, students:
In this lesson, students explore the different layers of the earth, and focused on the crust. This includes, the thinnest layer, the crust, which is made up of a jigsaw of floating tectonic plates.
In this lesson, students learn that when plates move across or towards each other, they can release energy in the form of earthquakes.
In this lesson, students watch an example of a presentation similar to the ones they will be starting in a few weeks.They also discuss how scientists and engineers design buildings to keep people safe in earthquake zones, and then have a go at designing one themselves.
In this lesson, students work through the volcanoes presntation and they creat a 3D model of a volcano.
In this lesson, students explore the various extreme weather events that have the power tochange the surface of the earth and impact those of us who live here. They also investigate how climate change is impacting the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.