Earth Hour - Who are your underwater friends?

Earth Hour - Who are your underwater friends?

Lesson 22 of 27 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Oceans
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity 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.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that marine animals interact with other animals and with the reef
  • recognise that marine creatures play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 1 Science:

  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS027)

Year 2 Science:

  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS040)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)

Syllabus OutcomesST1-4WS, ST1-10LW, ST1-11LW

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate activity.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.

Resources required

  • Open space
  • White or blackboard
  • Art materials

Additional info

This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action.

Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

For the most up to date Earth Hour dates, times, and events, check here.

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