Catchment Detox

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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Students play the game and make decisions about the development of a catchment with competing economic and environmental demands. Students receive feedback on how sustainably their catchment has been managed.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST3-11LW) describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(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

(ACSHE100) Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives

(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

(ACSSU115) Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon

(ACSSU222) Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment

(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

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

(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:
Simulation, Games
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Science Games
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Resource ID: 26cb83cb-51c9-4a41-9d47-f51876312427