Sustainability action process: Thermal comfort (Years 3–6)

Primary KLAs:
Mathematics, Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focused on thermal comfort using the five-step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(MA2-18SP ) selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

(MA3-18SP ) uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

(ST2-1WS-S) questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

(ST2-2DP-T) selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST2-3DP-T) defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

(ST3-1WS-S) plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

(ST3-2DP-T) plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST3-3DP-T) defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSIS090) Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSIS110) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

(ACSSU097) Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity

(ACHASSI052) Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues

(ACHASSI077) Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions

(ACHASSI101) Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions

(ACHASSI132) Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Energy resources, Power generation, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmental impact
Activities:
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Practical activity, Problem solving, Project
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 2 March 2017

Resource ID: 933f4fd3-9169-4f11-af00-2b0891a307e7