What Colours Do Insects Like?

What Colours Do Insects Like?

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Lesson summary

Convection is the transfer of heat energy through the movement of a fluid, such as air or water.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • investigate how particular structural features of living things enable their survival in specific habitats.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • conduct an experiment to prove a theory. 

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:


Students learn to:

  • examine how particular structural features and behaviours of living things enable their survival in specific habitats (AC9S5U01)

Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 5 students explain how the form and behaviour of living things enables survival.

Resources required

  • Coloured card - white and pink
  • Honey
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Textas - black and red 
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters


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

  • curiosity
  • reflection
  • critical thinking

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations. 

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