Introduction

This activity asks students to imagine they have the deed to their very own forest and their mission is to encourage native wildlife to the area.

Learning outcomes

Students will communicate an understanding of ecosystems, biodiversity and sustainability.

Curriculum links

Science: Living world

Level 3 and 4

Ecology: Explain how living things are suited to their particular habitat and how they respond to environmental changes, both natural and human induced.

Social sciences

Level 3 and 4
  • Understand that people view and use places differently.
  • Understand how exploration and innovation create opportunities and challenges for people, places and environments.

Learning levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Topics

  • Native animals
  • Forests and green spaces
  • Native plants
  • Pests and threats

Curriculum learning areas

  • Science
  • Social science

Activity instructions

Download the Land deed activity (PDF, 128K)

You have inherited the deed to one square kilometre of land. Your mission is to create your very own forest here to encourage native wildlife, eg birds, reptiles, fish and insects to this area.

Think about things like:

  • what a forest needs
  • the trees you will plant
  • what landforms will be there etc.

Questions to discuss:

  • How do the terms ecosystem and biodiversity relate to your forest?
  • Think of some ways to ensure your forest stays this way.
  • Are there any areas near your school/house like this? Why/why not?
  • What could you and your school/community do to help keep more forest areas from being damaged and destroyed?

 

Level 3 & 4

·         Understand that people view and use places differently

Understand how exploration and innovation create opportunities and challenges for people, places and environments. 
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