Our year 4 students have begun the process of becoming scientists, exploring scientific concepts through experiments and conducting research about how things happen in the real world. We have closely explored Explanation texts and examined the features of explanations, writing to a rubric that included cause and effect language, topic sentences, topic specific language and logical sequencing of ideas. The students viewed some moving diagrams and discussed how quick diagrams, supported by text can help with an explanation. The audience would be the class and the purpose, to clearly communicate a scientific concept that you have become an expert about.
The students planned, rehearsed and recorded ixplain clips to communicate their concept. They are super cute and informative. Take a peek!