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Plantation vs Natural and Softwoods vs Hardwoods

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson students will examine and compare different forests types. They will learn how to identify major tree types and understand how they are used, what ecosystem services they provide, and the professional role of Foresters in managing forests. Using this information, students will design a landscape model of an area of a plantation or native forest in class groups to represent a forest type.

Year Level/s:

7, 8, 9

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHGK048, ACHGK060, ACHGK061, ACHGS050, ACHGS053, ACHGS058, ACHGS061, ACSHE224, ACSSU116

Strand Content Description:

Geography

  • ACHGK048 - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.
  • ACHGK060 - The distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity.
  • ACHGK061 - Present findings, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular audience and purpose, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS050 - Represent the spatial distribution of different types of geographical phenomena by constructing appropriate maps at different scales that conform to cartographic conventions, using spatial technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS053 - Present findings, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular audience and purpose; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS058 - Represent the spatial distribution of different types of geographical phenomena by constructing appropriate maps at different scales that conform to cartographic conventions, using spatial technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS061 - Present findings, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular audience and purpose, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.

Science

  • ACSHE224 - People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations.
  • ACSSU116 - Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable.

General Capabilities:

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

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

English, Mathematics

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Biomass, Environmental Influences, Geographical Location, Landforms, Natural Resources, Non-Renewable Resources, Scientific Inquiry, Vegetation

Theme/s:

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

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Student Worksheet

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Plantation vs Natural and Softwoods vs Hardwoods

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Forest Types: Plantation vs Native and Softwood Vs Hardwood

Plantation vs Natural and Softwoods vs hardwood

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