Activity details: Students use this prior learning activity to suggest differences in species diversity between two photos of different ecosystems.
Learning goals for this activity include:
1. Recall prior learning of species and ecosystems.
2. Link species they are familiar with to a specific ecosystem.
Year levels: 7 and 8
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 10 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science.
Teacher input: Assist students in recalling prior learning.
Resources needed: Writing materials, tablets if available, photos viewed on a smartboard, digital projector, computer screen.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Biodiversity, ecosystems, rainforest, marine.
Australian Curriculum Links:
Year 7 Science:
- There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-14LW.
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