A very 'hands-on' program, with a large component being the sorting and identification of freshwater macro invertebrates.
'Healthy Water Ways' investigates the origin of our water supply in SEQ, why it's critical that our catchments remain healthy and how to determine waterway health. And of course, how all these things are interconnected with the oceans and ecosystems.
With a multimedia presentation, we investigate the importance of healthy waterways. Students will then work in small groups to participate in a practical waterbug ID activity.
We discuss features used in identification, presence / absence and how this relates to water quality, record findings and create a class tally sheet, which can be used for post visit learning.
An engaging and interactive program that will leave your students excited (and educated!) about the amazing world of water bugs!!
Program: Healthy Water Ways
Age Group: Gr 3-6 or Gr 7-10
Duration: 60 mins
Cost: Free first lesson for the first 15 schools!
Thereafter, $330 (+GST) for a 1hr lesson.
(Extra sessions available for an additional fee)
Numbers: Strictly limited to 1 class per session.
Australian Science Curriculum links:
- Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
- The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
- Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)
Ocean Stars provides this program courtesy of SEQ Water & the Centre for Aquatic Research. 10% of program fees are donated to "The Centre for Aquatic Research" charity.
** Please Note: This lesson does NOT use VR equipment.