Meaningful Moments: Animal and Object Guessing Game

Meaningful Moments: Animal and Object Guessing Game

Activity 4 of 9 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Science
  • Inquiry Skills
  • ...

Activity summary

Students will participate in three guessing games to find out what object or animal the teacher is posing as.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • explore the properties of plastic straws, t-shirts and cicadas.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • use science-based clues to help them identify the identity of different objects.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • communication

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: 

Year 9 Science:

  • Write and create texts to communicate ideas, findings and arguments effectively for identified purposes and audiences, including selection of appropriate content, language and text features, using digital tools as appropriate (AC9S9I08)

Year 10 Science:

  • Write and create texts to communicate ideas, findings and arguments effectively for identified purposes and audiences, including selection of appropriate content, language and text features, using digital tools as appropriate (AC9S10I08)

Relevant parts of Year 9 Science achievement standards: They select and use content, language and text features effectively to achieve their purpose when communicating their ideas, findings and arguments to specific audiences.

Relevant parts of Year 10 Science achievement standards: They select and use content, language and text features effectively to achieve their purpose when communicating their ideas, findings and arguments to diverse audiences.

NSW Syllabus outcomes: SC5-9WS

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking

Resources Required

  • the teacher or student volunteers can read out the clues.

Additional Info

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - the teacher or student volunteers can read out the clues.

Related Professional Learning

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