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.
- explore the unique biodiversity of the ocean
- look at adaptations and understand how structure relates to function
- build their thinking and questioning skills.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Science:
- Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
Year 10 Science:
- The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)
Syllabus outcomes: SC5-14LW, SC5-15LW.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
- Internet, laptops and earphones
- Student Worksheet
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