Level 3 Term 4 Inquiry Planner 2011 Term 3 – How does it move?
Key Concept: Interaction/systems/cause and effect
Students investigate forces that can make things start moving and identify examples of forces that act in direct contact and at a distance. They will identify some variables that can be investigated and make and record observations and measurements. Key Understandings: Key Questions: VELS Areas Covered Major Focus Domains: • Forces can be exerted by one object on • How can we predict, investigate, observe, challenge and Science another through direct contact or from a predict change? distance. Minor Focus Domains: • What forces are there?
• Thinking Tools: Summative Assessment Compare/contrast Students will investigate Questioning the forces involved in an Using advanced activity (real life organisers such as: connections such as • Venn diagrams ballet, basketball) and write a report or draw to • Tcharts show the push and pull • Storyboards forces involved including • Flow charts any vocabulary they’ve • mind maps learnt. • Fishbone maps. Numeracy Planner Number Money Place Value revision Problem Solving Measurement, Chance Probability Mass, volume and capacity Space 2D and 3D shapes Angles and lines
How can humans overcome or manipulate forces? Literacy Planner Writing: Reading • Scientific Explanation • Note taking, summarising, annotated drawings/diagrams research skills nonfiction leads. • Evaluating and • Story Boarding synthesising • Maintaining a Science Journal • Cause and effect with a glossary of terms • How to read nonfiction • Persuasive (NAPLAN texts. preparation) • SQ3R • Information report (grade 3s do Jim’s This is your Lifecycle) • QAR Mentor Texts • Primary Connections – Smooth Moves • Big Universe – see Trish’s email of texts linked to concept. • Science Magazines Helix, Comet Websites • See Ultranet
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Brain Pop Junior movies: magnets sink or float pushes and pulls forces gravity simple machines Brain Pop movies: Force Acceleration Gravity Buoyancy BTN Backyard Science Edheads – Simple Machines
Spelling • Concept Words • Letter Knowledge • Phonic Strategy • High Frequency Words • Visual Strategy • Meaning Words Please Read the Spelling Policy.
Vocabulary Concept push pull forces gravity exert friction investigate observe journal variables machine Excursions/ manipulate Incursions hypothesis Camp post activity evaluate students draw diagrams movement to show the push and resistance pull involved in different displacement camp activities. Science Works?? – REFER to handout Provocation activity (Taxia) Guest Speakers