Sustainability action process: Biodiversity (Years 3–6)

Primary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Mathematics, Science and Technology
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focussed on biodiversity using the five step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(GE2-1) examines features and characteristics of places and environments

(GE2-2) describes the ways people, places and environments interact

(MA2-18SP ) selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

(GE3-1) describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

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

(GE3-3) compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

(MA3-18SP ) uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

(ST2-4LW-S) compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU044) Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things

(ACSHE050) Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships

(ACSIS054) Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions

(ACSSU073) Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive

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

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

(ACHASSI052) Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues

(ACHASSI074) Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations

(ACHASSI102) Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

(ACHASSI133) Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmental impact, Biodiversity
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Practical activity, Problem solving
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Resource ID: a5fbc565-f834-412e-a4e9-ed40eed5db72