How Do Habitats Change?

How Do Habitats Change?

Lesson 2 of 7 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will explore how habitats change naturally over time, including short-term changes, annual cycles and long-term changes.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • develop an understanding of how habitat can be impacted both by rapid and slow change processes.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • describe natural changes to habitats
  • discuss the impacts of this changing habitat on the living things of that habitat.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • critical thinking
  • collaboration
  • communication
  • curiosity
  • empathy
  • ethical understanding
  • global citizenship
  • reflection

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: Year 6 Science

  • Investigate the physical conditions of a habitat and analyse how the growth and survival of living things is affected by changing physical conditions AC9S6U01

Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:

Students can explain how changes in physical conditions affect living things.

Syllabus outcomes: ST1-4LW-S

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

  • Target 15.5: Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

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  • Device capable of displaying audio-visual material

Additional Info

This unit of lessons, along with the other units in the Skills and Jobs For a Transitioned Economy package, aim to teach students how to be climate solution entrepreneurs. These lessons will equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge of jobs and career pathways that will be able to sustain our economy once it has transitioned away from fossil fuels. Cool.org thanks our philanthropic partners, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Boundless Earth, for their generous contributions in helping us to create these resources.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – present information, facilitate class discussion.

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