Activity details: Students applying what they have learned by identifying specific projects that would enhance the school ground’s biodiversity.
Key lessons and understandings of activity: Different kind of projects enhance different aspects of biodiversity. Biodiversity projects in school grounds need to relate to land use and the local physical conditions.
Year level: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor and outdoor
Duration of activity: 30 mins (plus planting)
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science.
Teacher input: Lead discussion, review students’ findings in this unit when it is relevant.
Resources needed: School grounds map, whiteboard or smartboard, resources from previous biodiversity activities, local indigenous nurseries information and contacts.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, conservation, planting.
Australian Curriculum Link:
- Year 5 Science: Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)
Year 6 Science:
- Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110)
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)
Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-6PW, ST3-4WS, ST3-10LW, ST3-11LW.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.