What's so cool about 'cool burning'? In this learning unit, your students will investigate the way that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land managers conduct controlled burns during the cool season of Australia's tropical savanna regions. These land managers are also sharing their knowledge with scientists so that ever... 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. Cool Burning Seasons – Upper Primary
    Cool Burning Seasons – Upper Primary

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. The Australian Tropical Savanna – Upper Primary
    The Australian Tropical Savanna – Upper Primary
  2. Using Fire To Manage Country – Upper Primary
    Using Fire To Manage Country – Upper Primary
  3. The Fire Triangle Model – Upper Primary
    The Fire Triangle Model – Upper Primary
  4. Understanding The Benefits Of Cool Burning – Upper Primary
    Understanding The Benefits Of Cool Burning – Upper Primary
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  9. Explaining Climate Change – Upper Primary
    Explaining Climate Change – Upper Primary

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. How Can We Help Biodiversity? – Upper Primary
    How Can We Help Biodiversity? – Upper Primary