Natural Disasters Unit Plan
11 x Lessons
This Science unit addresses the concepts of plate tectonics and natural disasters.
It consists of 11 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 inquiry-based research task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.
Australian Curriculum alignment
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