Activity details: Students will develop a vision of a future school ground with a focus on improving its biodiversity. They will identify what they still need to find out and where they can get assistance.
Key lessons and understandings of activity: Students are able to recreate ecosystems to increase the biodiversity in the school ground. Students describe their vision of what their school ground would be like with increased biodiversity.
Year level: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 40 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science.
Teacher input: Lead discussion, review students’ findings in this unit when it is relevant.
Resources needed: Whiteboard or smartboard
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, conservation, future, vision.
Australian Curriculum Link:
Year 5 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)
Year 5 Science:
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Year 6 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)
Year 6 Science:
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.