Explore the absorption of water in natural materials like wood, bark, pinecones and practice skills in measurement with the metric system. Planned as a response to Benji Davies' book 'The Storm Whale' this lesson focuses on the skills of measurement with volume and weight. Take your pupils outside and teach the experiment out there or bring them in halfway through, it's your choice.
Aimed at pupils ages 10-11 this adaption of the Absorption lessons available in this store, relies on the independence of the pupils. They are working hands-on throughout the lesson and recording their results as they go.
Planned in accordance with the Scottish curriculum, these lessons can easily be adapted to suit your local curriculum.
Key elements of learning intentions, success criteria, assessment & a resource list are included. Links to related resource content and possible extension activities are also listed.
Primary 6-7 Scotland, Year 5 - Year 6 England and 4th - 5th Grade USA
Available in colour & ink-saving options.
PLEASE NOTE: access to measuring jugs per pair is essential & a selection of natural materials and items. Taught over 2 days.