'Our Environment': Grade 4 Science & Technology

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'Our Environment': Grade 4 Science & Technology by Mind Map: 'Our Environment': Grade 4 Science & Technology

1. Sustainability Concepts

1.1. Survival of Living Things

1.2. Human Impact

2. Knowledge creation, communicating and sharing

2.1. Seesaw: allows students to share and communicate their work online instantly. Writing, task completion, and decision making throughout the unit such as selecting an information product or an investigation question is confirmed on Seesaw as an accountability tool. Students capture and share images of their work, particularly investigation material such as evidence of finding birds in school. Seesaw is easy to utilize for grade 4 students as the multicomponent allows students to add text, pictures, voice recordings and upload material. Seesaw also notifies teachers once students add content, thus when needing to confirm materials or ideas, this could be completed directly by approving it or giving constructive feedback for students. Students' digital portfolio also allows students to view other students' work which extends their repertoire and shares work with peers.

2.2. Metaverse Studio: allows students to create by organizing information on a storyboard then integrate them. Various elements can be incorporated on Metaverse to represent ideas and create information products. Once students have completed their products, they can directly share and test their experiences through the provided link or QR code, which can be used with the Metaverse app to view the AR experience. This app allows students to synthesize and share information by applying it to their storyboards to communicate ideas, discuss the investigation, sustainability issue and share project with their peers.

3. Online activities

3.1. Lesson 2: Develop a lifecycle of a tree or a bird using Seesaw.

3.2. Lesson 3: Develop a KWL chart about birds and trees in pairs and share it by posting it on Seesaw.

3.3. Lesson 6: Share concepts on seesaw by brainstorming human impact on wildlife, sea and soil.

3.4. Lesson 8: Confirm selection of information product with teacher on Seesaw and the view the Augmented Reality experience made by teaching on Metaverse Studio

3.5. Lesson 9: Use Metaverse Studio to complete information product, use Wordpress and Seesaw to support information of ideas.

4. Offline activities

4.1. Lesson 1: Whole class discussions allowing students to share their ideas, discuss topic with peers and consolidate understanding through questioning.

4.2. Lesson 3: Students discuss interdependency of birds and trees through questioning, inquiring and researching.

4.3. Lesson 4: Students discuss as a whole class significance of investigations to support scientific projects. In pairs students form investigation questions to focus their investigation on.

4.4. Lesson 5: Students carry out their investigations.

4.5. Lesson 7: Students carry out second investigation.

4.6. Students present their information products discussing product choice, investigation, issues of human impacts and solutions to maintain sustainable living.

5. RLO

5.1. Lesson 1: Critical thinking using prior understanding to think, reflect and evaluate.

5.2. Lesson 2: Ability to locate information on Wordpress to construct learning and develop a lifecycle on Seesaw.

5.3. Lesson 3: Ability analyse information on Wordpress to develop a KWL chart.

5.4. Lesson 6: Ability to utilise, research and evaluate information online and on Wordpress to determine how human actions impact the environment and living things.

5.5. Lesson 9: Ability to think critically and creatively of how to represent ideas using Metaverse Studio

6. SLO

6.1. ST2-4LW-S

6.2. ST2-10ES-S

6.3. ST2-1WS-S

6.4. ST2-2DP-T

6.5. ST2-3DP-T