Students observe and collect data explain how energy is consumed in their classroom. They explore how the classroom temperature is affected by appliances and the weather outside. Students look at what options they have for controlling the classroom temperature.
- There are multiple types of renewable energy that we could use instead of coal.
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Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 3 Mathematics:
- Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP069)
Year 3 Science:
- Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)
- Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057)
Year 4 Mathematics:
- Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values (ACMSP096)
Year 4 Science:
- Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068)
Time required: 45 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist with observations, data collecting and bringing their information together for analyses.
- Writing materials
- Thermometers or temperature probes
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