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Lesson 6: Flood Simulation Experiment


Natural Disasters Unit Plan | Lesson 6 | 60 minutes


A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how town planning can reduce the impact of flooding.


Australian Curriculum alignment

Science > Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences
Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)

Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science
Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)

Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)

Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science
Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)

Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098)

Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting
Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)