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Lesson 4: Shake, Rattle and Fall Experiment


Natural Disasters Unit Plan | Lesson 4 | 60 minutes


A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how building techniques can reduce the impact of earthquakes.


Australian Curriculum alignment

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

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

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

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

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

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