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Lesson 5: Blubber Me Experiment


Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit Plan | Lesson 5 | 60 minutes


A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how blubber works as an insulator.


Australian Curriculum alignment

Science > Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological sciences > ACSSU043
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

Science > Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > ACSHE081
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena

Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > ACSIS093
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS218
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations

Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting > ACSIS231
With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be

Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS090
Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate

Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS087
Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate