Students investigate and compare ecosystems.
- identify major features of ecosystems to distinguish between them.
- apply the concept of ecosystems to familiar locations.
- understand that small changes within an ecosystem can impact on many of the plants and animals that make up the ecosystem
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science:
- There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)
- Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)
- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS130)
Year 8 Science:
- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS145)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-7WS, SC4-14LW, SC4-15LW.
Time required: 60 mins+
Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students in understanding the concept of ecosystems.
- Internet and library access and writing materials or tablets if available
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