Seeking a green neighbourhood

Seeking a green neighbourhood

Lesson 17 of 17 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Science
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Lesson summary

By using Google Earth your students will explore the green areas in their neighbourhood or area. Students will determine whether the area that they live in has enough green space and will design a new town that is greener.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • build skills in using an aerial map to review and estimate the amount of green space in the local area
  • begin to form opinions about land use
  • identify why some areas are more likely to be dedicated to green space
  • distinguish between different kinds of green space.

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Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 9 Science:

  • Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164)

Year 10 Science:

  • Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198) 

Syllabus OutcomesSC5-4WS.

Resources required

  • Access to Google Earth
  • Printer

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