ClimateWatch is a citizen science initiative that seeks to educate people from across Australia on the issue of climate change and empower them to contribute to solutions. Through the program, users collect phenological data on a range of species and in doing so, help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change. Using a dedicated mo... 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. Citizen Science – Understanding Climate Change And Phenology – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – Understanding Climate Change And Phenology – Years 7 & 8

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. Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 1 – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 1 – Years 7 & 8
  2. Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 2 – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 2 – Years 7 & 8
  3. Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 3 – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 3 – Years 7 & 8
  4. Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 4 – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 4 – Years 7 & 8

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 5 – Years 7 & 8
    Citizen Science – School Biodiversity Trail Lesson 5 – Years 7 & 8