Year levels: 7 and 8
Activity details: Students choose an animal, plant or ecosystem at risk. In their research they need to find links between the concepts they have learned about biodiversity and the conservation measures that are being done or should be done to reduce the risks. They produce a short report using a software package of their choosing.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Apply their learning about biodiversity to a specific conservation issue.
2. Locate appropriate resources about a topic of interest.
3. Produce a report using software including images, tables and graphs (if appropriate).
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 60 mins+
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science, ICT, English.
Teacher input: Help students to quickly decide on what they will research.
Resources needed: Computers, printers, internet and library access.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity is perfect for a homework research assignment.