Flipped Classroom - is extinction natural?

Flipped Classroom - is extinction natural?

Lesson 1 of 2 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how the Earth’s surface changes over time
  • understand that mass extinction have occurred in the past
  • think about their impact on the current extinction rate.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 4 Science:

  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)

Year 6 Science:

  • Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)

Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-9ES, ST2-8ES

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.

Resources required

  • Internet, laptops and earphones
  • Student Worksheet

Additional info

This is an original Cool.org lesson. Facts and figures mentioned may have changed since this lesson was published. We always endeavour to update our resources in a timely manner, but if you see an error or issue in our resources please get in touch with us.

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