This Science unit covers a range of concepts relating to the basic needs of living things.
It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included, and will require an additional lesson.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
Australian Curriculum alignment
Living things have basic needs, including food and waterElaborationsidentifying the needs of humans such as warmth, food and water, using studentsâ own experiences (Skills: Critical and Creative ...
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and eventsElaborationsrecognising that observation is an important part of exploring and investigating the things...
Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and eventsElaborationsconsidering questions relating to the home and school and objects used in everyday life (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creat...
Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the sensesElaborationsusing sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell so that students can gather information about the world around them ...
Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideasElaborationstaking part in informal and guided discussions relating to studentsâobservations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative T...
Share observations and ideasElaborationsworking in groups to describe what students have done and what they have found out (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabi...