Activity details: Students learn the definition of green space through exploring a map of their neighbourhood or area. Students will determine whether the area that they live in has enough green space and will design a new town that is greener.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
Students use satellite images to estimate the percentage or ratio of green space in their local area. They make judgments about what is adequate green space.
Year level: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 40 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Mathematics, Technology.
Teacher input: Assist students in sorting flow of materials.
Resources needed: Access to Google Earth, maths equipment e.g., rulers.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, conservation, green space, mapping, google earth.