Activity details: In this prior learning activity, students begin to understand the concept of biodiversity and explore why there is poor public understanding of the word.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Understand the complexity of the concept – ‘Biodiversity’.
2. Investigate and research real world concepts of biodiversity.
Year levels: 9 and 10
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 30 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, English, Geography, ICT.
Teacher input: Facilitate students in sharing their ideas about an alternative.
Resources needed: Writing material, internet access, computers.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Australian Curriculum Link:
Year 9 Science :
- Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
Year 10 Science:
- Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE191)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-12ES, SC5-14LW.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.