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Cumberland Forest Adventure: Self guided excursion plans and activities

Lesson Overview:

An informative and practical booklet for a teacher guided excursion to a Cumberland State Forest visit. Providing information on forest trails with booking details for the excursion, an introductory walk on the Forestry Trail, activities to conduct on the Sensory Trail, and a range of additional activities that allow students to further explore what this special forest environment has to offer.

Year Level/s:

3, 4

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGS020, ACHGS027, ACSIS055, ACSIS066, ACSIS071, ACSIS215, ACSSU044

Strand Content Description:

Geography

  • ACHGK021 - The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people.
  • ACHGK022 - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
  • ACHGS020 - Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing by interviewing, conducting surveys, measuring, or from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet.
  • ACHGS027 - Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing by interviewing, conducting surveys, measuring, or from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet.

Science

  • ACSIS055 - Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations.
  • ACSIS066 - Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACSIS071 - Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports.
  • ACSIS215 - Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings.
  • ACSSU044 - Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Numeracy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Mathematics

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Classification, Data Representation, Evaluation, Living Things, Predictions, Safety

Theme/s:

Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Activity

Secondary: Guide Book, Student Worksheet, Worksheet

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Cumberland Forest Adventure: Self guided excursion plans and activities

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Cumberland Forest Adventure Booklet

Self Guided Excursion Plans and Activities

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File Type: PDF

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