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CURRPD Science Unit/Lesson Planner

Topic: TheSun Context: LearningabouttheSunthroughdiscussion,books,avideo,andcreatingaSundisplay.


Year/s: Yr1 Level/s: L1/2 Duration: 3
0mins

Science Concept(s) Contextual Strands (Knowledge/Understanding)


Strand: PlanetEarthandBeyond
ThePhysicalWorldScienceConcept:TheSunis Achievement Objective(s):
astar. ShareideasandobservationsabouttheSunandtheMoonandtheirphysicaleffectsontheheat
andlightavailabletoEarth.
TheNatureofScienceConcept:
Sciencepromotesanunderstandingoftheworld
weliveindaily.

Nature of Science Strand (Overarching strand)


Strand: NatureofScience
Achievement Objective(s):
Key Competencies
Exploreandactonissuesandquestionsthatlinktheirsciencelearningtotheirdailyliving.
Participatingandcontributing
Thinking
Usinglanguage,symbolsandtexts

Values
Excellence Resources
Asch,F.(2000).TheSunismyfavoritestar.SanDiego,C.A:GulliverBooks
Innovation,inquiry,andcuriosity LHommedieu.(2007).ChildrenoftheSun.Sydney,Australia:Childsplay(International).
MinistryofEducation.(2001).BuildingScienceConcepts:Ourstar,theSun:Lifeandtimeinasolar
system.Wellington,NewZealand:LearningMedia.
Poster:TheSun

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Digital tools Preparation
Youtubevideo DisplaytwoSunpostersatthefrontoftheclass.
Cutoutpaperfordiagnosticassessment.
HereComestheSun:CrashCourseKids#5.1
HavebigSunreadywithfactswrittenononeside.
Retrievedfrom Haveyellowpaperforhandtracingprepared.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FB0rDsR_rc& HaveYoutubevideobookmarkedandconnecttothewifiinadvance.
t=25s ChoosescientificfactsabouttheSuntosharewithstudentsfromtheBuildingScienceConcepts
book.

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LearningIntentionsorIntendedLearning LearningExperiences ScientificFacts
Outcomes
Handoutpaperandaskstudentstowrite/draw TheSunis5billionyearsold.
(What should the students achieve?) somethingtheyknowabouttheSun(3mins). TheSunisastar.
TheSunisthecloseststartoEarth.
Onthemat,explainthelearningintentionsforthe TheSunisthecentreofoursolar
Studentswill:
students(1min). system.
TheSunrotates.
Askstudentstosharealoudwhattheyknowabout
beabletoidentifytheSunasastar thesun(handsonheadstoanswer,trytoget TheSunis6,000degreesCatthe
explainintheirownwordsthe answersfromquieterstudentstoo).Askifthey surface.
scientificfactsabouttheSunthat haveanyquestionsabouttheSun.(5mins). WeshouldneverlookattheSun.
WritestudentsideasontheblanksideoftheSun. Weshouldalwayswearourhatsand
wecoverinthelesson.
ReadthemthebookTheSunismyfavoriteStar(5 suncreamwhenweareoutinthe
collaboratetocreateanartistic Sun.
mins).
displayoftheSun.
TurnovertheSunandgothroughthescientific
factswrittenonthisside(emphasisontheSunasa
star).AskiftheyhaveanyquestionsabouttheSun Questions
(4mins).
Askstudentstomovetothedesks,takingascissors Haveyoueverlookeduptothesky
andgluestickontheway(1min). atnight?Whatdidyousee?
ShowthemtheyellowhandsIhavecutout,ask DoestheSunlooklikethestars
themtogetintopairs,explainwhattheyneedtodo, thatweseeintheskyatnight?
giveoutthepaper(tellthemtoworkinquietlywhile Why/Whynot?
thinkingaboutthefactswehavejustlearnedabout HowdoestheSunfeel?
theSun)(3mins). WhateffectdoestheSunhaveon
HelpstudentsgluetheirhandsontotheSunonthe us?(light,heat,plantsmakefood).
mat(5mins).
Movebacktothematandfinishbywatchingthe
Youtubevideo(3mins).

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