Lesson 2 of 17 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this prior learning activity, students begin to understand the concept of biodiversity and explore why there is poor public understanding of the word.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the complexity of the concept – ‘Biodiversity’
  • investigate and research real world concepts of biodiversity.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 9 Science :

  • Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)

Year 10 Science:

  • Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE191) 

Syllabus OutcomesSC5-12ES, SC5-14LW

Resources required

  • Writing material
  • Internet access
  • Computers

Additional info

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