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Conservation Careers
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Conservation Careers

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During this lesson, students investigate the role of knowledge of our environment in jobs both now and in the future. Students begin by exploring the need for green jobs (why we need people to have green jobs) and what some current green jobs might be. Students are then asked to imagine some green jobs of the future, what the job descriptions of these jobs would be and how these jobs would help to protect, conserve and care for our environment. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
Effective Online Searches
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Effective Online Searches

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In this activity, students work in pairs to research the important issue of sustainable use of water resources. Students will discover the most appropriate way to find credible information about this issue on the internet. Students are given time to find internet material that they evaluate according to a set of criteria. Students identify websites that are credible, useful, and informative.
Hunting for Mini-Beasts
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Hunting for Mini-Beasts

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In this lesson, students will locate, observe and record their observations of insects or minibeasts in a school ground or garden environment. They will represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play. Students will observe how living things have a variety of external features. They'll be able to hypothesise on the types of minibeasts in their local area, identify the features of minibeasts in their local area and be able to draw a diagram to document the features of the minibeasts in their local area.
Energy Use at Home and at School
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Energy Use at Home and at School

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Students complete a classroom audit and explain how appliances are used in their homes and classroom each day. They will represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Students will understand how people use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things. Students wil be able to classify a range of everyday appliances in terms of their energy usage and record and tally items around the classroom and at home.
Consumption: Need or Want?
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Consumption: Need or Want?

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Students will think about what they encounter and consume in their day-to-day lives, and think about those things in terms of whether they fulfill a ‘need’ or a ‘want’. Students create a list of consumables and categorise them as needs or wants, then make a list of their own needs and wants.
Meet Animals of the Ocean
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Meet Animals of the Ocean

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In this lesson, students role-play animals of the ocean and are asked to think about how these creatures interact with each other, and how these interactions are important to the life and health of the ocean. Students will understand that living things live in different places where their needs are met and will use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and tables. Students will be able to name animals that live in the ocean and their behaviours and represent the behaviours of ocean animals through movement.
Nature Mapping
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Nature Mapping

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In this activity students work as a class to make a nature map of their school. Students take a walk around the school looking for signs of nature, drawing and taking notes about what they see and reporting back their findings to the class. They then create a new map that shows all the features of biodiversity they found in their school yard.
A World of Colour
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A World of Colour

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Students will explore some of the amazing colours that can be found in nature. They are asked to stand or sit in one spot, and to see how many colours they can see in nature from that spot. Students will then create an artwork based on the colours they observe in nature. Students will be able to observe colours in nature and understand that there are many colours in nature. They will be able to identify a range of colours.
Design an Energy Efficient School
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Design an Energy Efficient School

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In this lesson, students redesign an area of their school to make it as energy efficient as possible. They will identify energy users in the classroom then brainstorming design solutions to remove or reduce reliance on these items. The class then selects and area of the school to assess and redesign for improved energy efficiency. The lesson concludes with students presenting their plan as a model or chart. By completing the activities in this lesson, students will understand how science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations. They will use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources. Students will be able to identify energy users in and around their school, justify design features choices to increase energy efficiency and redesign an area of the school to be more energy efficient. Students will present their designs using a map, model, blue-print, drawing or digital representation/model.
Floating In Salt Water
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Floating In Salt Water

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This activity is designed to encourage children to investigate whether objects sink or float in fresh water and salt water. Children will discover that salt water is more dense than fresh water so objects float more easily in it, and they will observe that salt water sinks when added to fresh water. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
Where Does Our Waste Go?
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Where Does Our Waste Go?

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Students are asked to research what happens to the waste that is produced from schools and homes in their local area. They then produce a chart showing the pathway of the different types of waste.
What Do Worms Do All Day?
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What Do Worms Do All Day?

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Students make a mini worm farm in a bottle and see exactly how worms move when underground. Through this activity students will understand how worms help to improve soil quality.
Story Of A River
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Story Of A River

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In this lesson students investigate what happens when people’s activities result in water pollution. Pollution on land is simulated with the addition of easily obtained materials in a clear bowl of water. Students make links with retaining healthy waterways with preventing polluting substances from reaching them.
Design a Low Energy Bedroom
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Design a Low Energy Bedroom

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In this lesson, students design a bedroom that has a range of creative energy saving features. Students will imagine what their ultimate bedroom of the future might look like then work on a design for this bedroom with modifications that make it as low energy as possible. Your class will explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions. Students will generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling. They will be able to identify energy inefficiencies in an everyday setting, then design options for reduction of energy use at home. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to communicate their design ideas with their peers and give constructive feedback.
Exploring Colours, Shapes and Patterns
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Exploring Colours, Shapes and Patterns

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This is a lesson plan with an associated Student Worksheet. In this lesson, students use their observation skills to explore our environment. They will explore some of the amazing colours, shapes, patterns and textures that can be found in nature. The class will walk around the school or a nearby park, spot as many colours as they can, observe the different shapes and patterns found along the walk and feel the different textures of a variety of objects. Students will build on their skills to recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features. They will use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings, and learn about how to behave in a safe manner while outdoors.
Science: Assessing for Prior Knowledge - Fun Activity
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Science: Assessing for Prior Knowledge - Fun Activity

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The ‘Stand on the Line’ activity can be used as a barometer to test students’ prior knowledge - the focus of this lesson is the the human impact on ecosystems. Read a set of statements to students then use the additional notes provided to engage students in further conversation around each point.
Understanding Earth's Water Supply
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Understanding Earth's Water Supply

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Through a classroom demonstration, students will calculate the percentage of fresh water available for human use and explain why water is a limited resource. Students will choose appropriate units of measurement for  volume. With guidance, students will pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be. Students connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement. Students will be able to physically represent percentages using 100 pieces of paper and articulate how smaller volumes of water represent the Earth’s total water content.
Making Scientific Observations - Busy Birds
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Making Scientific Observations - Busy Birds

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Students use their observation skills and directed questioning to answer questions about birds and their location and motion. Students will develop the scientific skill of comparing observations with those of others and will be able to make observations about birds in their natural environment.