Places Are Similar & Different Experience – The Earth’s Environment Incursion

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE2-1 | GE2-2 | GE2-3 | GE2-4

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About

Students gear up for a jam-packed incursion focusing on investigating the ways people, places and environments interact. Students will examine the characteristics of the places they are familiar with such as national parks, beaches, bushland, oceans, rainforests, deserts, how humans manage these environments and how they interact. This day will test their knowledge of Australian native and non-native animals and their adaptations to Australia’s harsh climate. This incursion will also enable your students to have the opportunity to consider how people’s perceptions of places are the basis for actions to protect places and environments – all while having fun!
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4 acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
  • How do people’s perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places?

The Australian continent
Students:

  • investigate Australia’s major natural and human features for example: (ACHGK014, ACHGK015)
    • description of natural features of Australia eg deserts, rivers, mountains

Climate of places
Students:

  • investigate the climates and weather of different places (ACHGK017)

Similarities and differences between places
Students:

  • investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there, for example: (ACHGK019)
    • examination of the varying settlement patterns and demographics of places

Perception and protection of places
Students:

  • investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: (ACHGK018)
    • description of how and why people perceive places differently
    • discussion of how people’s perceptions influence the protection of places in Australia eg national parks, world heritage sites

Day Outline

Rangers arrive at your school for approx. 8:30am for set up.
Incursion duration 9:30am- 2:30pm
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25-35 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
Activity 5 Students participate in each activity for approximately 35 minutes.
School scheduled break times (lunch and recess) remain as usual.
2:20-2:30pm Wrap Up / Conclusion

Activities

INTRODUCTION:
(In Hall) with taxidermy animals with focus on the importance of different places to people and living things, why people need to protect places, features of places, how humans can protect places and human connections to places.

ACTIVITY 1: Waterworks
Students get their hands all slimy with child friendly craft paint, shampoo, vegetable oil, talcum powder, sunscreen and water. Students will look at ways to protect our waterways sustainably and the importance of our rivers, creeks, beaches and lakes.

ACTIVITY 2: Places are Similar and Different- The Earth’s Environment Olympics
Students are split in two teams working together to race each other in a competitive game against the clock. This highly competitive competition will have your students shouting, screaming and cheering with their peers as the teams discuss strategies and tactics on how to beat their competitors. Students discuss the answers and problem solve the questions based around what they learnt in the morning introduction presentation.

ACTIVITY 3: Insect catching and Identification
(Preferred garden area) students will have faces camouflage in child friendly face paint. Students will be given small clear jars with lid to catch anything creepy crawly they find in school grounds -spiders not allowed. This activity shows students biological diversity of environments and what can live in habitats. This activity also focuses on how animals have adapted to live within our cities and built up urban areas and how humans need to create green spaces for our animals. Students will be able to identify what they have caught as they cross reference their bug to the identification sheets provided.

ACTIVITY 4: Renewable Energy- SOLAR
Sustainability is now more important than ever, especially if we want to preserve our environment for future generations. With more than 60% of Australia’s energy coming from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, we need to look for clean renewable forms of energy. In this exciting challenge. Students in teams investigate SOLAR energy and create/ design their own solar ovens. The team who can capture the most heat in their ovens will win this challenge. A great way to explore the suns power and how humans can capture and use this energy.

ACTIVITY 5: Construction of Bird Houses
Students identify the importance of trees and tree hollows within our national parks. With the recent effects of bushfires along the east coast of Australia it is now more important than ever to create homes for our tree dwelling species. Students in small groups students will be making bird and possum houses. At the end of this activity students will place these around the school grounds or in trees to attract local wildlife. Wait a few days or even a few weeks, come back and find what species is living in your school. A great way to give back to our wildlife community.

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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