Aim to sustain: Alien invaders

Primary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment, Science and Technology
Secondary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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Students examine and respond to information on introduced species and their impact on the Australian environment. The resource includes videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets and links to further interactive resources. Students have the opportunity to compose and present persuasive texts. The resource includes support notes for teachers and/or supervisors. One of the 'Aim to sustain' cross-curricular resources on learning for sustainability for years 5 to 8

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

(SC4-15LW) explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

(ST3-4LW-S) examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACSHE083) Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives

(ACSHE217) Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions

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

(ACSHE220) Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions

(ACSSU112) Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions

(ACSHE120) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE121) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

(ACSHE135) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE136) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Introduced species, Feral animals
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Resource ID: 0caeeeda-318d-4c3c-896b-66249c1e8d31