- Students use their audio observation skills to identify the kind of activities occurring. They sort the sounds into natural and those are not natural.
- Students interpret what they have heard as an indication of some aspects of the local biodiversity.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 Science
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
Year 3 English
- Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484)
Year 4 Science
- Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
Year 4 English
- Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research (ACELA1498)
Year levels: 3 and 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Outdoor
Time required: 40 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, Geography.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Guide students through activity and lead discussion around findings.
Resources needed: Outdoor habitat locations where students can sit undisturbed for a short period of time, clip boards, paper, pencils, camcorder or a sound reordering device, e.g., tablet (optional).
Keywords: observation, biodiversity, ecosystem, natural.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.