Watch it grow! addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU030 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves, in the context of caring for, and observing the life stages of, mealworms.
Watch it grow! provides students with hands-on opportunities to:
- explore the growth of a range of living things
- inquire about the processes of growth and change, of reproduction and death that apply to all animals
- compare the growth of living things under different conditions.
Students apply their new learning by:
- planning and conducting an investigation of the growth of a mealworm under different temperature conditions
Linking science with literacy
In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Watch it grow!, students represent and explain their understanding about how living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves, by creating these representations:
- Annotated drawing
- Line drawing
- Labelled diagram
- Data table
- Word wall