Students investigate a local biodiversity issue within their community. They use a range of local sources to find out what their community is most passionate about.
- understand how local communities including local government operate
- create criteria that identifies the most significant biodiversity issues and discover what issues the local community seem to be most passionate about.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content description:
Year 9 Science:
- The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE228)
Year 10 Science:
- The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE230)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-11PW.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.5.
Time required: 60 mins x 2
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee activity.
- Back issues of the local newspapers, writing material, white board or smartboard
- Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
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