Ever wondered what lives in our freshwater reserves? Students go pond-dipping to identify a range of stream invertebrates and explore the wider food chains and life cycles.
|Year level||3 to 8|
|Curriculum level||1 to 5|
|Times||9.30am to 11.45am or 12.30pm to 2.30pm|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
Students will be immersed in the history and ecology of the Groynes as they investigate what lives in and around the streams in this area.
Students will get up close and personal with some local bugs as they carry out an aquatic invertebrate investigation and learn about the effects of water quality and what they can do about it.
Students become water creatures as their learning is reinforced with an action-packed role-play game.
They consider the importance of our biodiversity eating nutritionally and appropriately, as well as investigating the impact of human choices on the sustainability of our ecosystems.
We are learning to:
Students are encouraged to display intellectual curiosity by suggesting ways of reducing pollutants in our waterways, in order to improve the water quality and support greater biodiversity.
Students will manage their learning and think and act independently in an outdoor, near-water environment
Students will participate in an aquatic invertebrate investigation by helping to collect specimens, handle them respectfully and identify what has been found.
Students will interact effectively with others throughout group activities; they are afforded the opportunity to be involved in competitive and collaborative tasks.
|Curriculum area||Strand and level||Objective|
|Nature of Science
Levels 1 to 4
|Investigating in science
Communicating in science
Participating and contributing
Levels 1 to 5
|Planet Earth and Beyond
Levels 1 to 4
|Levels 2 to 4||Place and environment
Continuity and change
|Health and Physical Education
|Healthy Communities and Environment
Levels 2 and 3
|Societal attitudes and values
People and the environment