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Inquiry Planner Term 2 Week 7-8 Life Cycles

Learning
Intentions

We will learn how living and no-living things are affected by natural processes
We will learn that life cycles show how living things grow, change and have off spring

AusVELS

The Humanities
Level 1-2: Students are introduced to the concept of resources and their management, and begin to understand how resource
use reflects community interdependence and economic sustainability.
Science
Level 1:
Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials,
testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
Level 2:
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials,
testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS038)

gEngagin

Session 1
Engage
Whole
class
focus

-Whole Class
Mindmap on Life
Cycles
-Wonder Wall Poster,

Session 2
Explore
-Watch the video of a
the life cycle of a
butterfly
https://www.youtube.c
om/watch?

Session 3
Explain
- Have a whole
discussion about the
life cycle of the
butterfly. Teacher
draws it on the

Session 4
Explore and
Explain

Session 5
Explain and
Elaborate

- What do butterflies
eat? Watch the video
and find out what
butterflies eat.
https://www.youtube.co

-Students are
introduced to the
different animals
they may choose for
life cycle projects.

Assessme Learning
nt
Refection

Investigating

- In small table
groups, students are
presented with
pictures of different
stages of the butterfly
life cycle and discuss
what they are viewing
trygroup
to place
the
-and
Each
shares
their new question
about life cycles and
it is added to our
wondering wall.
Mindmap- Prior
Knowledge
Observation

-In small groups, the


teacher chooses one
special student to be
the caterpillar, the
rest of the students
help wrap the student
up in toilet paper to
see what
it new
might
be
-Share
one
thing
you learnt today or
something you still
wonder.
Observation of
students
Chrysalis activity

Students split into four


groups to design their
butterfly habitat:
Rotation one:
-Thumbs up, down or
sideways to gage
students
understanding. Get
some students to
explain
and justify
Observation
of
students
Lifecycle activity

-Get students to share


what they did in their
groups

Observation of
students
Anecdotal Notes

-Students wander
around the different
animal exhibits and
sign up to their
animal for their
project! Students
engage in the
different
resources
-Students
share the
animal they chose
for their lifecycle
project and why.
Observation of
students
Anecdotal Notes