This SunSmart unit forms a sub-unit of the ‘Hot and Cold’ unit and assumes that children have completed prior tasks in identification of hot and cold.
This unit is designed for approx 4 weeks.
Assessment tasks are indicated with A.
Unit purpose and focus: Why do I need to wear a hat at school?
This unit provides opportunities for students to further develop their knowledge and understanding that people alter their environment in response to natural conditions; that the weather can have a powerful effect on people and their health and that wearing a hat at school protects us from the harmful effects of the sun. They will be asked to investigate the reason for wearing a hat at school. The learning process of ‘design and make’ will be implemented when the children are asked to design and make a SunSmart poster for hats at school. By designing a sun safe poster the children will also be able to influence the wearing of hats in the school playground.
Rationale for Integration:
This unit of work is designed to be delivered as either part of the Science and Technology Scope and Sequence or the Connected Outcome Groups (COGS). Please note the same outcomes are addressed. We know that children gain a greater understanding of issues and topics through investigating and the ‘learning processes’ in the Science and Technology Curriculum is ideal as it encourages discovery learning.
At the conclusion of this unit students will understand the importance of wearing a sun safe hat.