Students will complete some short readings and a series of comprehension questions to check their understanding and retention of key facts. They will also apply these facts to the electrical operation of some appliances found in the home and how they utilise electrical energy to produce heat.
- This lesson features informative texts that require students to find facts, interpret meaning and apply newly acquired knowledge in order to answer comprehension questions.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 3 Science:
- Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049).
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060).
Year 4 Science:
- Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066).
Syllabus Outcomes: ST2-4WS, ST2-6PW.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.
- Double-sided copies of the Electricity at home – student worksheet (students can work independently or in pairs to complete the worksheet).
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