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 idea of ‘trophic cascade’ and are familiar with the concept of ‘rewilding’.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.1, 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)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-14LW.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Trophic cascade, rewilding, food chain.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.