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Enhancing Biodiversity in the Australian Environment

Lesson Overview:

This lesson is designed to enhance a student’s knowledge and understanding of the concept of biodiversity. Through various activities, the lesson explores what biodiversity is, why it is important and how technology is transforming the study of biodiversity. The lesson contains a practical activity that allows students to work in groups to compare the level and variety of biodiversity within their school grounds or local area.

ForestLearning has created a resource that contains activities based on three important case studies of how various stakeholders are positively approaching biodiversity decline, while still maintaining commercial productivity of their land, through the utilisation of Agroforestry, Wildlife Corridors, and the proposal of increasing pine plantations to conserve the Carnaby’s Cockatoo,

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Strand Content Description:


  • ACSIS164 - Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically.
  • ACSIS165 - Plan, select and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods.
  • ACSIS166 - Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data.
  • ACSSU176 - Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy, Numeracy

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Curriculum Connections:

Geography, Science - Agriculture

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Agriculture, Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Forestry, Genetics, Plantations, Soil, Technology, Trees


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Activity, Worksheet


Enhancing Biodiversity in the Australian Environment

Student Resource

Student Workbook - Enhancing Biodiversity in the Australian environment

The student workbook provides a photocopiable resource for teaching and facilitating the activities within Enhancing Biodiversity in the Australian Environment lesson series. Sample answers to the questions within are found in the accompanying Teacher Resource.

File Size: 916.49 kb
File Type: PDF


Teacher Resource

Teacher Guide - Enhancing Biodiversity in the Australian environment

This teacher guide outlines all activities, teacher preparation, anticipated activity timings, additional resources and sample answers to accompany the student workbook "Enhancing biodiversity in the Australian environment."

File Size: 590.52 kb
File Type: PDF


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