Students conduct an experiment to demonstrate how the growth and survival of living things are affected by changing physical conditions.
- model the impact of the physical environment on living things.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
- investigate the physical conditions of a habitat and analyse how the growth and survival of living things is affected by changing physical conditions (AC9S6U01)
Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 6, students explain how changes in physical conditions affect living things.
- Camera (optional)
- Shells - 2x oyster, 2 x scallop, 2 x mussel (or whatever you can find)
- Student Worksheet
- Permanent Marker
- Plastic cups x 6
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
Related professional learning
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