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.
Preparing for Learning
unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, The Arts
Prior to commencing the unit, encourage the students to develop an understanding of the difference between living and non-living things. Display teaching resources in the classroom that will stimulate the students' learning, such as the Living and Non-Living Things Poster
and the Living and Non-Living Things - Word Wall Vocabulary.
For examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Living and Non-Living Things collection
on the Teach Starter website.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.