IPCC - Imagining our Climate Future (Science Assessment task)

IPCC - Imagining our Climate Future (Science Assessment task)

Lesson 16 of 15 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 5 - 8
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • ...

Lesson summary

Pre-assessment task: discover how much your students already understand about climate change and carbon emissions.
Summative assessment task: Ask students to construct a vision of a utopian climate change future, incorporating everything they have learned over the course of this unit about climate change and carbon emissions.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • demonstrate ways in which net-zero carbon emissions can be reached by 2050.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • write descriptively, using scientific terms, about a climate change future, incorporating everything they understand about climate change and carbon emissions.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 6

Content descriptions: Year 6 Science:

  • Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Relevant parts of the Year 6 Science achievement standards: Students analyse requirements for the transfer of electricity and describe how energy can be transformed from one form to another when generating electricity.

Year 7

Content descriptions: Year 7 Science:

  • Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
  • Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)

Relevant parts of the Year 7 Science achievement standards: Students analyse how the sustainable use of resources depends on the way they are formed and cycle through Earth systems.

Syllabus outcomes: ST3-6PW, SC4-12ES, SC4-11PW. 

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – Discuss the IPCC report with students, support them in independent work.

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Skills

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

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Global citizenship  

Additional info

Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.

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