Each week ask the students to discuss their investigation.
After several weeks bring the investigation to a conclusion by discussing how we have made a difference in the playground.
Ask students to make generalisations about their investigation A
Were their predictions correct? How were they different?
Link to the next unit- Students complete ‘I am a sun safe student’- Refer to Activity Sheet 4- A.
Evaluation- Ask students to what they liked about the unit and any suggestions for next time.
Cancer Council NSW website schools section www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart for further information about SunSmart hats.
Assessment items (Marked A)
Activity 1- Can categorize ‘sun safe or not sun safe’- Student-teacher discussions; Sample.
Activity 2- Makes reasonable generalisation for data collected- Observation/Questioning.
Activity 3- Can design and draw a SunSmart hat poster – Sample, Explanation and Demonstration.
Activity 4- Link to next stage: ‘I am a sun safe student’- Sample, Explanation/Observation
Activity 5- Extension: Legionnaire paper hat – Sample, Explanation and Demonstration.
Links to other learning areas
PDHPE- Health and Safety.
Mathematics- Data collection and analysing.
English- Writing: Recount of experiment using bread; Talking and listening: Present poster to class; Explain and justify.
Computer Technology Link- UT ES1.9 Write and send an email to a buddy class with assistance (describing what they did in experiment)
HSIE- CU ES1 Children view photos of hats worn in other cultures (e.g. Mexican Sombrero, China – hats in rice fields etc) Discuss similarities/differences -however all meet a common need – sun protection.
Refer to Cancer Council NSW
Equipment and materials
Bread, butter, magazines, worksheets, poster materials, activity sheets.
Teacher reflections and unit evaluation