During the past 6 weeks, Year 4 have been inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, learning about how our body systems work together to keep us healthy.
This week we finished our Who We Are unit by first unpacking our summative assessment task. All expert research teams used a checklist to guide them in presenting their learning and understanding of a chosen body system.
Expert teams collaborated to ensure their presentations:
1.) Identified the parts/organs of their chosen body system (what it looks like).
2.) Explained the function of the system (how it works).
3.) Described how the system is connected to other body systems (how it connects to other things).
4.) Detailed the responsibilities we can take to keep the system healthy (what are our responsibilities).
5.) Listed the sources used by the team to inform their learning and understanding e.g. Bill Nye and Magic school bus video clips, non-fiction texts, guest-speakers and websites such as Ducksters, BrainPop Jr.
Teams were encouraged to work cooperatively and commit to having a balanced approach to sharing and completing their tasks. Expectations were for teams to be caring and principled in their support of each other throughout their work processes, they also needed to be constructive in their feedback to each other and in their reflections of their own work.