At the Groynes or Styx Mill Conservation Reserve, students identify a range of stream invertebrates and explore the wider food chains and life cycles.
They then consider the importance of our biodiversity as well as investigating the impact of human choices on the sustainability of the ecosystem.
|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)
|Site:||The Groynes or Styx Mill Conservation Reserve|
|Number of Classes:||One at a time (one class = 35 students)|
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." Teacher, Year 7
"Children were invited to move around and discover things for themselves. There was a great variety of activities." Teacher, Year 7
"I learnt that lots of different creatures live under water." Student, Year 5