exploring sentience with students

Lesson description

Students will learn and explore the meaning of animal sentience, and why sentience ought to be considered when making ethical decisions about the treatment of animals in practices like food production, entertainment and animal testing. Students will research and write a report based on a topic of their choosing.

Year levels: 3–6
Subject: Science
Curriculum codes: ACSSU044 (Year 3); ACSHE062 (Year 4); ACSHE083 (Year 5); ACSHE100 (Year 6)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding

Go to ‘Introduction to Animal Sentience’ Lesson Plan for Years K–2 here.

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