Students will consider the environmental impact of a wind farm and come up with wildlife protection strategies. Students are asked to investigate a bird, animal or insect living near the Woolnorth Wind Farm, and to suggest solutions to potential problems or hazards facing this bird, animal or insect.
- get thinking about conservation and sustainability
- respond creatively and scientifically to stimulus materials and a case study.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 Science:
- Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE083).
- With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086).
Year 6 Science:
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100).
- Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090).
Syllabus outcomes: ST3-7PW, ST3-6PW, ST3-4WS.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.
- Internet access, access to computers/tablets for online research
- Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet)
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