Activity details: By using Google Earth your students will explore the green areas in their neighbourhood or area. Students will determine whether the area that they live in has enough green space and will design a new town that is greener.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Building skills in using an aerial map to review and estimate the amount of green space in the local area.
2. Begin to form opinions about land use.
3. Identify why some areas are more likely to be dedicated to green space
4. To distinguish between different kinds of green space.
Year level: 9 and 10
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 60 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, ICT, Science, English, History, Mathematics.
Teacher input: Assist students with finding maps and estimating space.
Resources needed: Access to Google Earth, printer.
There’s an app for that: Google maps
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: biodiversity, green space, maps, ecosystems.
Australian Curriculum Link:
Year 9 Science:
- Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164)
Year 10 Science:
- Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-4WS.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.