Quick summary: This lesson is designed as a tuning in activity. In this activity students work collaboratively to create a big biodiversity book with information they observe, collect, create and record about biodiversity. The book can be used throughout the term or year as an ongoing in-depth project.
- Students explore biodiversity.
- Students build their thinking, questioning, creating and observing skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Time needed: 48+ minutes – can be extended across a term or year.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate the collection of materials and information for the book, facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Big blank book, students willing and able to observe, collect, create and record information about biodiversity.
Key words: Biodiversity, book, observe, collect, create, record.