The Beyond the Bushfires series brings the words of scientists who are actively involved in research and science communication into classrooms all over Australia. Students will explore evidence-based research embedded in the context of real-world practice. These lessons draw on the Flora, Fauna, Fire interactive produced by The Conversation detail... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Beyond the Bushfires – Tuning In – Years 7 and 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Tuning In – Years 7 and 9

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Beyond the Bushfires – Fighting Fire with Fire – Science – Years 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Fighting Fire with Fire – Science – Years 9
  2. Beyond the Bushfires – Kangaroo Island, Bushfire Hotspot – Science – Years 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Kangaroo Island, Bushfire Hotspot – Science – Years 9
  3. Beyond the Bushfires – Bird’s Eye View of Bushfire Recovery – Science – Years 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Bird’s Eye View of Bushfire Recovery – Science – Years 9
  4. Beyond the Bushfires – Timeline Of Bushfire Recovery – Year 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Timeline Of Bushfire Recovery – Year 9
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  9. Beyond the Bushfires – Preventing Destructive Bushfires – Science – Years 7 and 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Preventing Destructive Bushfires – Science – Years 7 and 9
  10. Beyond the Bushfires – Bushfires And Food Webs – Science – Years 7 and 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Bushfires And Food Webs – Science – Years 7 and 9
  11. Beyond the Bushfires – Being A Fire Scientist – Science – Years 7 and 9
    Beyond the Bushfires – Being A Fire Scientist – Science – Years 7 and 9