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TERM/WEEKS: Term 2, Week YEAR LEVEL: Year 5 LEARNING AREA/TOPIC: Science – Solar Systems

General Capabilities:
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and creative Ethical Behaviour Personal and social Intercultural
thinking Competence Understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Cultures Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability

Notes about device access in the classroom:

Students have access to an iPad of their own.

LESSON Australian OBJECTIVE (what & how) EXPERIENCES other
Curriculum (Introduction, Body and Conclusion)

Detailed explanation
Week 3, Science – Earth 1. Research information Diagnostic Introduction: of each resource is
Lesson 1 and Space on the planets in our assessment at  Discuss how today we are looking at solar systems. included in the Lesson
Sciences: solar system. beginning of lesson,  Students complete the pre-prepared Answer Garden, ICT Tools on weebly:
The Earth is using Answer Garden asking what they already know about the solar system, https://aleesham.weeb
2. Demonstrate
part of a to gain information
understanding by although answers are limited to 20 characters,
system of on student’s prior tools.html
planets orbiting using mind mapping knowledge of the students can answer multiple times, we will then
around a star ICT tools. solar system. discuss the answers as a class.
(the sun). Teacher can use this  Go through lesson objectives for the day. Answer Garden - with
(ACSSU078) as a form of pre-prepared question
assessment as they asking “What do you
can see student’s Body: think of when you think
answers.  We will begin this lesson with some explicit teaching about solar systems?”
on the basics of our solar system. https://answergarden.c
 Once the explicit teaching is complete, students will h/
find the QR codes around the classroom. Using their
Assessment towards
the end of this lesson iPads they will go onto camera and go up to the QR QR codes – QR codes to
to assess what code, a link should pop up at the top of the screen, be used are on weebly
students learnt when students will click the link. under ‘Lesson ICT
doing their own Tools’
 The QR codes contain links to websites with
research and during https://aleesham.weeb
the explicit teaching. information on the different planets. Students use the
This is shown information on the website to create a brainstorm tools.html
through the use of a using either popplet or
mind map and the Popplet – app on the
class discussion. iPads, students will
Teacher will walk Conclusion: already have it on their
around viewing mind  To conclude the lesson, we will ask students to share iPads as we have used
maps and can ask for what information they found today. First get students it before.
them to be sent to to share with the people they are sitting in a group -
her. with and then share as a class.
 Tell students that next lesson we will be starting our
actual projects, and the information found today will
be included in our projects
Week 3, Science – Earth Introduction:
Lesson 2 and Space 1. Create a book (using  Today’s lesson we will start by discussing one
Sciences: the book creator app), Formative interesting fact each, that we found last lesson.
The Earth is applying the assessment during  Discuss the lesson objectives for the day.
part of a the lesson when
knowledge from the
system of students create a
planets orbiting last lesson. book using Body:
around a star 2. Demonstrate a clear, information  Using the information collected last lesson, students
(the sun). detailed researched. Teacher Book creator – app on
will create a small book using Book Creator. This
(ACSSU078) understanding of the assesses this by the iPad
walking around the activity can be done in pairs or small groups. The book
solar system and
classroom and by can have images, voice overs, writing, etc. Students m/
students sending must have a brief explanation of the solar system and
3. Employ the correct ICT
their completed then an individual page for each planet. This activity
tools to select book to the teacher. Britannica Image Quest
will help with the final project. Teacher will place a list
appropriate images. – contains copyright
of things that must be included on the board – books
free images
must be sent to teacher through email.
 Any images used must be from Britannica Image Quest
or drawn by students – discuss why this is important.
 Once completed, students will share in small groups. iMotion/iMovie – apps
 Time to start the projects – creating a short on the iPads already.
movie/video using either iMotion or iMovie.
 Students choose to do a stop motion or a normal 21365625?mt=8
movie, they can look at the solar system as a whole or
focus on one planet (solar system would be a better
 Images, writing and voice overs must be included in
the video.

 Students finish the lesson by discussing what their
plans are with both the teacher and the other
students they are sitting around.
Week 4, Science – Earth Summative Introduction:
Lesson 3 and Space 1. Design a short film, assessment at the  Discuss lesson objectives with students.
Sciences: displaying images, end of the lesson in  Get students straight into finishing their assignments. iMotion/iMovie – apps
The Earth is writing, sound and the two ways. on the iPads already.
part of a Body:
use of voice overs to  Students will spend the majority of the time finalising
system of 1. Students complete m/au/app/imotion/id4
planets orbiting represent the solar their short films. 21365625?mt=8
their project,
around a star system.
which will be  Students are able to do more research of their own, if
(the sun). 2. Apply knowledge in necessary to provide as much information as possible. Britannica Image Quest
assessed using a
(ACSSU078) order to complete a  Ensure they have included images, writing, voice overs – contains copyright
rubric. The rubric and sound. free images
Kahoot review quiz.
will include  This lesson is all about finishing student’s major
3. Demonstrate a clear,
ensuring students projects in order to assess how well they know the
have used rights- topic of solar systems.
understanding of the  Ensure students have finalised their short film in Kahoot – teacher will
cleared images;
solar system and iMovie – even if students did a stop motion they will have pre-prepared a
students have
planets. need to export to iMovie to add sound and voice quiz to show how much
used images,
overs. students have learnt,
writing and for example a question
sounds; students might be “How many
have Conclusion: planets are there in the
demonstrated a  Ensure students have provided a link, as a reference, solar system?”
to the websites they have received information from. students will have the
 We will finish off the lesson with a Kahoot, prepared choice of four answers
understanding of
by the teacher, to summarise the facts students for each question.
should have found during their research over the last
few lessons.
2. Kahoot will
 From the Kahoot the teacher will know what needs to
summarise the
be taught in detail and what students already know.
content learnt
over the last few
lessons. Teacher
can see students