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Agricultural Day

Integrated Unit Plan

Maths, Science, and Technology Unit Plan 2010: Year 8; Level 4

Clevedon School and Rosehill Intermediate School – Unit Planner
Teacher Joyce Shankar/ Adam Easton Class / Year 8
Unit Title Agricultural Day (AG Day) Duration 5/6
ELA Science, Technology, and Maths Term/Wks 3 (Week 1-8)
Strand(s) See below Level 4

This unit is jointly taught across both the home school classroom and a specialist technology provider classroom.

The unit will be taught within the technology classroom during their 1 ½ hours per week and in the home school classroom during several sessions a week. Success Criteria for the learning intentions will be gathered from the students themselves.

BIG IDEAS:

  •  All materials have properties
  •  Properties of a material affect its uses
  • Statistical surveys have a real life application 
LEARNING AREAS:

Numeracy: Statistical Investigation (Level 4)

Statistics Strand

Statistical investigation

  •  Students will plan and conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle
    - determining appropriate variables and data collection methods 
    - gathering, sorting, and displaying multivariate category, measurement, and time-series data to detect patterns, variations, relationships, and trends 
    - comparing distributions visually 
    - communicating findings, using appropriate displays. 

Statistical literacy

  •  Students will evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities

Science: Material World (Level 4)

Material world Strand

Properties and changes of matter

  •  Students will group materials in different ways, based on the observations and measurements of the characteristic chemical and physical properties of a range of different materials. 
  •  Students will compare chemical and physical changes 

Chemistry and society

  •  Students will make connections between the concepts of chemistry and their applications and show an understanding of the role chemistry plays in the world around them. 

Technology (Level 4)
Technological Knowledge Strand-Technological Products 

  •  Students will understand that materials can be formed; manipulated, and/or transformed to enhance the fitness for purpose of a technological product. 

Technological Practice – Brief Development

  •  Students will justify the nature of an intended outcome in relation to the need or opportunity. Describe the key attributes identified in stakeholder feedback, which will inform the development of an outcome and its evaluatio 
LINKS TO KEY COMPETENCIES:

Key competencies/Habits of Mind: 

  •  Managing self – self-motivation, a "can-do" attitude, and the ability to establish personal goals, make plans, and set high standards for oneself
  •  Strive for quality and accuracy
  •  Taking responsible risks 
  •  Find humour 
  •  Organise their time and equipment 
  •  Participating and contributing – in local, national, and global communities, including places of learning, work, and recreation, which may be based on kinship, interest, or culture 
  •  Think Interdependently  
  • Contributing towards a local community
  •  Meeting the needs of the local community
  •  Using language, symbols, and texts – working with the codes in which knowledge is expressed
  •  Are I.T. literate 
  •  Are numerate 
  •  Are able to learn and apply a specialist vocabulary associated with a particular context or subject 

Our core values of PRIDE are embedded into the day to day life and work of the school and will be reaffirmed in BOTH of our classrooms: 

  • Positive Attitude;
  •  Responsibility;
  •  Individuality;
  •  Diligence; and
  •  Excellence.

 

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 Agricultural Day:  Overview | Weeks 1-4 | Weeks 5-8 | Other learning links

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