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					                                                                  Material world unit overview

                                    SCIENCE OUTCOMES                           LITERACY OUTCOMES                         LESSON SUMMARY
                                                                                                                                                                  ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                 OPPORTUNITIES
                            Students will be able to                   Students will be able to                  Students

         Lesson 1           represent their current understanding      •   contribute to discussions about       Session 1                                   Diagnostic assessment
         Curious clothes    about                                          properties and uses of materials
                                                                                                                 Fanciful fiction
                                                                                                                                                             Through discussion, share
                            •   the properties of materials            •   understand the purpose and features   •   use a narrative and discussion to
         Session 1                                                                                                                                           ideas and questions about
                                                                           of an annotated drawing                   explore the relationship between
         Fanciful fiction   •   how the properties of materials
                                                                                                                     properties of materials and their       properties and uses of
                                relate to their use.                   •   develop scientific vocabulary about
         Session 2                                                         materials and properties                  uses                                    materials
ENGAGE




         Gripping gloves
                                                                       •   record ideas about materials and      •   construct a snapshot of what they       Science journal entries
                                                                           properties in a science journal.          know about the properties of
                                                                                                                     materials and their uses.               Observation records

                                                                                                                 Session 2                                   ‘Glove guide’ (Resource

                                                                                                                 Gripping gloves                             sheet 1)

                                                                                                                 •   identify the uses of different gloves
                                                                                                                 •   explore the materials used to make
                                                                                                                     different types of gloves.




                                                                                                                                                         Material world unit overview
                                        SCIENCE OUTCOMES                             LITERACY OUTCOMES                               LESSON SUMMARY
                                                                                                                                                                             ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                            OPPORTUNITIES
                                 Students will be able to                    Students will be able to                       Students

          Lesson 2               •   identify the features of a fair test    •   contribute to discussions about fair       Session 1                                   Formative assessment
          What a rotter                                                          testing and the decomposition of
                                 •   identify variables to investigate                                                      That’s not fair!
                                                                                 materials                                                                              Student participation in and
          Session 1              • make predictions about the                                                               •   consider the ‘fairness’ of a dress-up
                                                                             •   develop scientific vocabulary about                                                    discussion about the dress-
          That’s not fair!           decomposition of materials and give                                                        relay
                                                                                 decomposition                                                                          up relay
EXPLORE




                                     reasons for their predictions                                                          •   record their ideas about fair testing
          Session 2                                                          •   describe the purpose and features of a
                                 •   test materials for decomposition.                                                          in their science journals.              Science journal entries
          Rot or remain?                                                         table
                                                                                                                            Session 2
                                                                             •   record ideas in a science journal.
                                                                                                                            Rot or remain?
                                                                                                                            •   make predictions about
                                                                                                                                decomposition of materials
                                                                                                                            •   investigate the decomposition of
                                                                                                                                materials showing an awareness of
                                                                                                                                the need for fair testing.
          Lesson 3               •   describe the elements of a fair test    •   use oral, written and visual language to   •   explore the absorbency of materials     Formative assessment
          Leak, soak or repel?                                                   report observations on the absorbency
                                 •   make predictions about the                                                             •   construct a snail habitat
                                                                                 of materials                                                                           Verbal descriptions and
                                     absorbency of materials
                                                                                                                            •   conduct a fair test about               reasoning
                                                                             •   develop scientific vocabulary about the
                                 • plan and conduct a test of the                                                               absorbency.
EXPLORE




                                                                                 absorbency of materials
                                     absorbency of materials                                                                                                            Science journal entries
                                                                             •   use a table to record predictions and
                                 •   interpret results by identifying uses
                                                                                 observations.
                                     for materials.




                                                                                                                                                                   Material world unit overview
                                          SCIENCE OUTCOMES                             LITERACY OUTCOMES                             LESSON SUMMARY
                                                                                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                               OPPORTUNITIES
                                   Students will be able to                    Students will be able to                      Students

          Lesson 4                 •   make predictions about the tensile      •   contribute to discussions about tensile   •   explore the tensile strength of           Formative assessment
          Snap, tear or stretch?       strength of materials                       strength of materials                         materials
                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Snap, tear or stretch?’
                                   •   plan and conduct a test of the          •   use a table to record predictions and     •   plan and conduct a fair test of
                                       tensile strength of materials               observations                                  tensile strength of materials             (Resource sheet 5)
EXPLORE




                                   • record results in a table and interpret   •   develop scientific vocabulary about       •   record results in a table and interpret   Science journal entries
                                       findings.                                   tensile strength.                             findings.




                                                                                                                                                                    Material world unit overview
                                     SCIENCE OUTCOMES                            LITERACY OUTCOMES                               LESSON SUMMARY
                                                                                                                                                                           ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                          OPPORTUNITIES
                              Students will be able to                   Students will be able to                        Students

          Lesson 5            •   describe and compare the properties    •   use oral and written language to            Session 1                                    Formative assessment
          Choosey consumers       of materials                               represent their understanding of how
                                                                                                                         Bags of fun
                                                                             the properties of materials relate to use                                                ‘Carrying dilemma’
                              •   explain how the properties of                                                          •   select suitable bags based on the
          Session 1                                                                                                                                                   (Resource sheet 6)
                                  materials make them suitable for       •   record observations and explanations            properties of their materials to
          Bags of fun
                                  different uses                             about the decomposition of materials            transport particular objects             Participation in role-play
          Session 2           •   describe the positives and negatives   •   read a factual text about the properties    •   identify properties of materials and
          Puzzling plastics                                                                                                                                           Science journal entries
                                  of using certain types of materials        of plastics                                     how they relate to use.
EXPLAIN




                                  for certain uses.
                                                                         •   understand the features and purpose         Session 2
                                                                             of role-plays and factual texts
                                                                                                                         Puzzling plastics
                                                                         •   use scientific vocabulary appropriately
                                                                                                                         •   explore the results of the
                                                                             in their writing and talking.
                                                                                                                             decomposition investigation
                                                                                                                         •   read a factual text about the
                                                                                                                             properties of plastics
                                                                                                                         •   explain their understanding of the
                                                                                                                             properties and uses of plastic
                                                                                                                             materials through role-play.




                                                                                                                                                                  Material world unit overview
                                              SCIENCE OUTCOMES                             LITERACY OUTCOMES                                 LESSON SUMMARY
                                                                                                                                                                                     ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                    OPPORTUNITIES
                                       Students will be able to                    Students will be able to                      Students

            Lesson 6                   •   plan an investigation into the          •   use language and visual                   •   plan and conduct an investigation of       Formative assessment
            Investigating insulation       thermal insulation capacity of              representations to design and record          the thermal insulation capacity of
                                           materials, showing an awareness of          an investigation into the thermal             materials                                  ‘Keeping it warm
                                           the need for fair testing                   insulation capacity of materials                                                         investigation planner’
ELABORATE




                                                                                                                                 •   observe, record and interpret
                                       •   describe the features of fair testing   •   use a table and a graph to record and         results.                                   (Resource sheet 8)
                                                                                       represent findings
                                       •   record findings in a table and                                                                                                       Science journal entries
                                           interpret results as a graph            •   identify the features and purpose of a
                                                                                       graph
                                       •   identify which materials are the best
                                           thermal insulators                      •   participate in discussions about the
                                                                                       thermal insulation capacity of
                                       •   generate explanations about the
                                                                                       materials.
                                           thermal insulation capacity of
                                           materials.

            Lesson 7                   •   describe the properties and uses of     •   contribute to discussions about           •   review the unit using the science          Formative assessment
            Material matters               everyday materials                          materials, their properties and uses          journal, word wall and other
                                                                                                                                     resources developed during the unit        ‘Material matters’ (Resource
                                       •   explain why the properties of a         •   use scientific vocabulary appropriately
                                           material make it suitable for a                                                       •   represent their understanding of the       sheet 9)
EVALUATE




                                                                                   •   create an annotated drawing to
                                           particular use.                                                                           properties of materials by creating a
                                                                                       represent what they know about the                                                       Science journal entries
                                                                                                                                     page for a class design catalogue
                                                                                       properties of materials and how they
                                                                                       relate to use                             •   reflect on their learning during the
                                                                                                                                     unit.
                                                                                   •   reflect on their learning in a science
                                                                                       journal entry.




                                                                                                                                                                            Material world unit overview

				
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