Know your ecosystem

Know your ecosystem

Lesson 6 of 13 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students investigate ecosystem diversity by comparing a variety of Australian ecosystems. They identify the key features of ecosystems and suggest the main factors that influence them. They ask questions about the conservation and threats to ecosystems of interest.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • investigate ecosystem diversity by comparing a variety of Australian ecosystems. They identify the key features of ecosystems and suggest the main factors that influence them. They ask questions about the conservation and threats to ecosystems of interest.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 5 Science:

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Year 5 English:

  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)

Year 6 Science:

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Year 6 English:

  • Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618)

Syllabus OutcomesST3-10LW, ST3-11LWEN3-3A, EN3-7C.

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 45 mins +

Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead class discussion and assist with research.

Resources required

  • Student Worksheet
  • Writing materials
  • Internet access

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