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TERM/WEEKS: Term 2
Week 6

YEAR LEVEL: 1

LEARNING AREA/TOPIC: Describing the Sense
of Touch

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
General Capabilities:
Literacy

Numeracy

ICT

Cross-curriculum priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and
Cultures

WEEK
/
LESS
ON

6

AUSTRALIAN
CURRICULUM
LINKS
Science
Understa
nding

Science
as a
Human
Endeavou
r

Living
things
have a
variety of
external
features
(ACSSU
017)

Science
involves
exploring
and
observin
g the
world
using the
senses
(ACSHE
013)

SPECIFIC
LESSON
OBJECTIVE

Critical and creative
thinking

Ethical Behaviour

Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

Personal and social
Competence

Intercultural
Understanding

Sustainability

ASSESSMENT
(what & how)

TEACHING & LEARNING
EXPERIENCES
(include learner diversity)

Objective 1 will be completed
during small group work, as a
group students will
brainstorm on a large sheet
of paper ways the different
textures of their given object.
The object will be in a bag so
students can only use sense
of touch)
Objective two will be
assessed after the lesson
has occurred, the objects
made using the 3D printer
will be assed as well as their
design to ensure there is 3
different textures present,
students who have not
completed this will be asked
to talk through the textures of
their design with the teacher.
Objective three will be written
on anecdotal notes, all
students are encouraged to

What’s in the bag?

Mat session for introduction

At the front of the class is a large bag filled with large
rocks

Children are to come up and feel what is in the bag
without looking and describe it

Students will then guess what is in the bag

Explain to students that they have used their sense of
touch
Small groups with different objects

Students will split into small groups that are made from
their tables.

Each group has a small bag with a different object it the
bag

Students brainstorm the verbs that can be used to
describe their object on a large sheet of butcher paper,
these brainstorms are shared with the class
Design using cubify and sense scanner

Each student will have access to the program cubify and
will take it in turn to use the sense scanner, students have
prior knowledge of both of these ICT components

KEY
QUESTIONS

RESOURCES

Scie
nce
Inq
uiry
Skill
s

1.

2.

3.

Describe
objects by
their
textures
using
sense of
touch
Create a
textured
object with
at least 3
different
textures
Participate
in
discussion
of “what’s
in the bag”

How would you
describe what
you feel?

What verbs can
we use to
describe
textures?









Conclude with
students about
ICT:


Large bag
Large rock
which is
both smooth
and rough
5 small bags
Marbles
Pebbles
Popcorn
Crisps
Apple
Segments
Large sheets
of butcher
paper
Colour
permanent
markers
IPad per
student
Sense

contribute to discussion of
“what’s in the bag” note
students who do not discuss
and students who contribute
a lot to discussion.

Students will design a ball with at least three different
textures; stress the importance of at least three textures.

On their designs students will describe each texture used
Print & share with class

Students will print their work using the 3D scanner
and share in small groups during the next lesson
Students who are not as confident with ICT can partner up
with those who are stronger for assistance.

What ICT
elements have
we used?
What was
hard/easy about
it? Have a share
circle about ICT


Scanner
Cubify
software on
iPads
3D printer