Students begin creating their school biodiversity trail. Working in groups, students identify potential trail sites and work as a class to select a site based on parameters defined by the students themselves. In the following class, students visit this site to create a school biodiversity trail, recording key features, identifying some of the plants and […]
Students explore citizen science through the work of Earthwatch’s ClimateWatch program. Students begin by sharing what they already know about citizen science, and analysing a range of citizen science projects from around the world. They then investigate the ClimateWatch app and explore Earthwatch’s ClimateWatch Trails. Finally, students will head outside to engage in some real […]
Students prepare information and materials to support users of a trail in or around your school where people can assess local biodiversity using a leading citizen science app. Students begin by creating a package of information to inform visitors about how to use their trail, including maps, field guides, ClimateWatch app details and recording sheets. […]
In this lesson, students learn to become citizen scientists by collecting data on the Australian magpie using the ClimateWatch app and website. Students will gain insight into how data from citizen science projects can be used mathematically to impact scientific understanding of big issues, such as climate change.
The AIATSIS Collection aims to create a world where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised, respected, valued and celebrated. This collection of resources contains more than one million items, including books, audio, photographic, manuscript, moving image and art and object material, related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
These resources help students and teachers think about how to take action on climate change, how to look after yourself and others when thinking about climate change, and what is happening in the international climate negotiations at Glasgow.
This unit of work, Global footprints, explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. Narrative texts used are the children’s picture book The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley, written by Colin Thompson and illustrated by Amy Lissiat; a factual text and video in ‘Ida’s story’, the […]
This unit of work, Taking care of Earth together, allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using the picture book. The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French and illustrated by Sue de Gennaro. Other texts used include a play and a poem relating […]
This learning sequence explores the topic of climate change and the Asia region. Students analyse how information about climate change is conveyed using various persuasive approaches.
While climate change affects all of us, people in developing countries are hit hardest. Find out how by using this printable Fact Sheet.