A project-based assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of how habitats can be preserved and protected in and around where people live.
Use this teaching resource as an assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of how habitats can be preserved and protected in and around where people live.
Students will research the following areas:
- the environmental characteristics of the chosen location for their garden within the school, including temperature, rainfall, sunlight, wind strength, and pollution
- the vegetation suited to the chosen location for their garden within the school
- the strategies to protect their planned garden within the surrounding school environment
- the animals that live in the local area and how their garden could be used as a habitat for some of these animals.
This resource includes:
- instructions for students
- research planning sheet
- reference collection sheet
- poster planning sheet.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Location of major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia and their major characteristics including the types of vegetation and native animals in at least two countries for both continents
Australian Curriculum alignment
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Interact with others with respect to share points of view
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments
The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people
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