Explore what students know and what they would like to know about the need for wearing a hat at school.
Create a concept map for brainstorming ideas.
Explore the Cancer Council website school section www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart for further information about SunSmart hats.
A- Categorise ‘sun safe or not sun safe hats’ from magazines- Refer to Activity 1.
Investigate and discuss who designed our school hat.
2 PP ES1.4
Students discuss the purpose of a school hat.
Experiment by taking hat off in the middle of the day. Children go to the playground and leave hat on and then take it off for a short time (approx 10 mins).
Predict what will happen if you don’t wear your hat in the playground. Discuss how they felt.
Introduce the experiment and hypothesise about why we can’t use people for this experiment. Discuss suggestions for what we could use. The bread and butter is a suggestion – maybe children will come up with something different.
Explain that we will leave one piece of bread and butter on the teacher’s desk, one piece on the windowsill (make sure it gets some sunshine) and one piece in the direct sun at lunchtime.
Children predict the outcome for each piece of bread.