Quick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
- Students understand the basic principles of ecosystem ecology, including tropic levels and interactions between biotic and abiotic elements.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Science
- Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
Time needed: 30 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Ecosystems, ecology.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.