Ever wondered what lives in our freshwater reserves?
Students go pond-dipping to identify a range of stream invertebrates and explore the wider food chains and life cycles. They consider the importance of our biodiversity eating nutritionally and appropriately, as well as investigating the impact of human choices on the sustainability of our ecosystems.
|Year level||3 to 8|
|Curriculum level||1 to 4|
|Availability||Available year round|
|Times||9.30am to 11.45am or 12.30pm to 2.30pm (The Groynes)
9.30am to 12noon or 12.15pm to 2.30pm (Styx Mill)
Styx Mill Conservation Reserve
|Number of Students||Maximum of 35|
Biodiversity, interdependence of the plants and animals, life cycles, sustainability, personal responsibility for action.
Students will investigate what lives in and around the streams in these areas, particularly looking at what factors impact on water quality. They'll get up close and personal to examine the fresh water invertebrates, and will find out what’s in the water that affects them. Students will have a personal empathy for these creatures as they participate in a role play game. This is serious hands-on action for students!
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||1 to 4||
|Science||Living world||1 to 4||
|Science||Planet Earth and beyond||1 to 4||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||2 to 4||
"Thanks for a very worthwhile trip. I was impressed with the hands-on interactive learning opportunities." – Year 7 teacher
"Children were invited to move around and discover things for themselves. There was a great variety of activities." – Year 7 teacher
"I learnt that lots of different creatures live under water." – Year 5 student