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How hot is it today?

Offsite
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Weather affects our daily life from determining the clothes we will wear to the activities that we can or cant do. Predicting the weather is something we rely on so that we can plan our day. Animals are also affected by the weather, especially the temperature.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be taught as a previsit, post visit or stand alone program


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Link how hot or cold the weather is with what clothes we should wear
  • Understand how a thermometer works
  • Compare how the weather affects a lizard compared to humans.

Activities

Students will:

  • Observe what happens when they place thermometers into warm and then cold water
  • Make a thermometer
  • Observe the bearded dragon and listen to how temperature may affect its daily activities
  • Play kid weather on the ipads.

Victorian Curriculum

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS052).

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