How does the Sydney Metro meet the needs of society? – Stage 3

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


Sydney Metro Inquiry-based Learning Resources. Students and teacher wearing safety hat.

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This inquiry-based unit of work was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional learning program in inquiry-based learning for school teachers. The professional learning courses were part of a pilot partnership between the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro transport agency and Western Sydney University.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT3-1) describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

(HT3-5) applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

(GE3-2) explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

(GE3-4) acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(EN3-1A) communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features

(EN3-2A) composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts

(EN3-3A) uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(EN3-5B) discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts

(EN3-7C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN3-9E) recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner

(ST3-5LW-T) explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition

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

More information

Resource type:
Teacher guide
ScOT topics:
Public transport, Inquiry-based learning, Rail transport, Trains
Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Problem solving, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 9 December 2019

Resource ID: 81447d6c-655e-41b3-8607-631b57610de0