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. […]
Students identify the environment along their school biodiversity trail and how well it is being conserved. Students begin by investigating whether there are any existing management plans or biodiversity recovery activities in place for their site. They then identify the plants and animals along their trail, identify species and create field guides for these plants […]
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.