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Going Bush – A Biodiversity Melting Pot in Northern NSW

Lesson Overview:

This lesson accompanies the Going Bush video in which students will learn about the biodiversity of a tropical and temperate forest in Coffs Harbour, NSW. Students will learn about threatened and endangered species and the significance of preserving forest habitats.

To make the most of this lesson, download the PDF lesson plan and watch the video. You have two options for watching your video, watch it via the embedded YouTube player or watch it via the YouTube website link provided.

Year Level/s:

7, 8, 9, 10

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:


  • ACHGK048 - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.
  • ACHGK051 - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.
  • ACHGK052 - The ways of protecting significant landscapes.
  • 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.
  • ACHGK070 - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability.
  • ACHGK071 - The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management.


  • ACSSU111 - There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity.
  • ACSSU112 - Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions.
  • 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, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:


ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Biodiversity, Biomass, Ecosystems, Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Human Impact, Vegetation


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Multimedia

Secondary: Activity


Going Bush – A Biodiversity Melting Pot in Northern NSW

Student Resource

Going Bush: Biodiversity Melting Pot Northern NSW: Student Worksheet

Biodiversity Melting Pot Northern NSW

File Size: 567.41 kb
File Type: PDF


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