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Stage 2 Unit of Enquiry: Timber, a Sustainable and Renewable Resource

Lesson Overview:


Timber, a Sustainable and Renewable Resource. The aim of this unit is for students to investigate how and why wood is considered to be a sustainable and renewable resource. Students will be able to identify the properties of wood that make it a versatile material and determine products that are made from wood. The investigations will be centred around the concept of sustainability. There are multiple activities to use in this lesson for cross-curricular outcomes. You may choose to undertake all of them, or alternatively, choose those relevant to the objective you wish to achieve.


Year Level/s:

3, 4, 5

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General Capabilities:

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

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Curriculum Connections:

Literacy, Science, Science - Earth and Environmental Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Agriculture, Climate Change, Conservation, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Data Collections, Data Representation, Ecosystems, Energy Resources, Energy Use, Environmental Impact, Environmental Influences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Experiments, Habitats, Natural Resources, Non-Renewable Resources, Plant Reproduction, Sustainable Development


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

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Primary: Unit of Inquiry

Secondary: Guide Book, Lesson Plan


Stage 2 Unit of Enquiry: Timber, a Sustainable and Renewable Resource

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Stage 2 Unit of Enquiry

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