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Biology Year 4

Biology Year 4 is a Biological Sciences unit for Year 4 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Science Understanding:
  • ‘Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU074)’
  • ‘Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)’
Success criteria
  • Observe mutual relationships between two living things.
  • Report on a mutual relationship between two living things.
  • Observe mutual relationships between an animal and a plant/alga.
  • Classify mutual relationships in a matching game.
  • Observe mutual relationships between flowering plants and pollinators.
  • Sequence the steps of pollination in a storyboard.
  • Explain the three steps to developing questions.
Learning objectives
In Lessons 1 to 10 students learn about: 
  • describing the objects in the sky during the day and at night and representing day and night on a model of a globe.
  • describing the Sun and observing its position through the day and night.
  • describing the features of the night sky and how they reflect the Sun’s light at night so we can see them.
  • recording and explaining how Indigenous Australians use the sky.
  • identifying the different constellations in the sky and making a model of a feature of the night sky – a constellation.
  • identifying different types of extreme weather and analysing an extreme weather.
  • describing and identifying the features of landscapes.
  • planning a daytime and night-time poster of a landscape.
  • representing a daytime and night-time landscape by drawing a poster.

Progress Tests

Progress Tests are conducted after every second lesson, allowing teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past two lessons and to identify where reteaching is needed.

The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions, and the Student Workbook has a section where students write their answers and score themselves.

Structured Research Activity

The Structured Research Activity (SRA) for this unit is:

Students create and present a poster to show changes in daytime and night-time landscapes.

The SRA takes place over two lessons so students can apply the Science Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills covered in the unit.

Teachers use the Guide to Making Judgements, which is included in the Teaching Guide, to mark the SRA.

End-of-Unit Assessment

The last lesson is the End-of-Unit Assessment, which has a variety of question formats (e.g. label the diagram, circle the correct answer) to assess student mastery of content from the unit.

The End-of-Unit Assessment is in the Teaching Guide. Teachers copy the assessment and distribute to students at testing time.

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Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

Life Cycles and Relationships      Biology Year 4Biology Year 4

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Teaching resources
Teaching Guide
Student Workbook

In this lesson, we will learn about symbiotic relationships between living things where both benefit.
Success criteria
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
  • observe mutual relationships between living things
  • report on a mutual relationship between living things.

Number of students: 28


Complete this Unit

  • Lesson 1 Writing sentences using pronouns.
  • Lesson 2 Writing sentences using person nouns.
  • Lesson 3 Writing sentences using describing words.
  • Lesson 4 Writing a sentence with commands.
  • Lesson 5 Writing a possessive sentence
  • Lesson 6 Writing sentences with animal nouns.
  • Lesson 7 Writing sentences with pronouns and the words ‘this’ and ‘that’.
  • Lesson 8 Writing sentences about value and quality.
  • Lesson 9 Writing sentences with numbers.
  • Lesson 10 Writing sentences about looking..
    • Opening the Lesson 
    • I Do  
    • We Do 
    • You Do  
    • Closure 

    Success criteria

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