Sleep Sleuths

Connected 3

I.a.l.t find and summarise information by choosing the most important information in a text

Success Criteria:

I can identify and determine importance of information in the text

I can understand how the information relates to the main topic

I can explain why information is important

I can give examples from the text of how information is important

Answer the following questions using full sentences.

1. Refer to the diagram on page 12.  How many hours of sleep do you need each night?  How many do you actually get?

(need) 9-11 sleep (I get) 10-11 sleep

2. List 3 facts from page 11

1.Deep sleep

2.Light sleep

3.If you look at the picture on page 11 you will start to yawn

3. What was Jeremy surprised to find out about on page 13.  Why do you think he was so surprised?

Jeremy was surprised to find that not getting enough sleep can affect your ability to solve problems.

4. What do you think is the difference between “deep sleep” and “light sleep”?

If you are in a deep sleep you are fast asleep and if someone tries to wake you up it would be difficult  to wake you up.

5. What important invention do you think is responsible for the change in adults sleep patterns over the last 100 years?

The light bulb.


Find and write the meanings of the following words:

Exclaims (pg11)

It when you're shouting

Strict (pg12)

It means you're very tough

Data (pg15)

When you collect clues and ideas

Analyse (pg15)

To take apart an argument


To have an affect

Analysing the tables

Look at the two tables on page 14 and 15 and answer the following questions:

1.  What do the headings in the table mean?

Bedtime - Wake time

Wake time - Bed time

2. How did the students get the time in the third column?

They had to work out the hours in column one and two

3. What did they do to their data to put it into groups? How did this make it easier to analyse?

They asked all the students what time they went to bed and when they woke up.

4. What was the average sleep time for the Year 6 group?  What was the average sleep time for the Year 10 group?

Yr 6) 8.30 to 7.15 am             yr 10) 10.15 to 7.00 am

5. Why do you think the Year 10’s are getting less sleep than the Year 6’s?

Because the year tens have more more homework and need to study. They have more assignments  

Collecting and analysing data

Your task is to conduct your own inquiry into sleep patterns in Room 12 and compare it with another year level eg Y6, Y1 etc.  Create a table like the one in the text and collect data from your classmates and the other year level.  Analyse the data and check if they are getting enough sleep.  

Getting enough zzzzz’s!

Create a poster in paper, in Google docs or Adobe Spark to inform people how they can get a good night sleep.