Focus: '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.
Duration: 1 hour
Max Numbers: 1 class per session
Age Groups: Gr 3-6 or Gr 7-10
Cost: First session is FREE! for the first 20 schools to book (extra sessions available for an additional fee). 10% of your booking fee is donated to The Centre for Aquatic Research Charity.
A very 'hands-on' practical lesson, with a large component being the sorting and identification of freshwater macro-invertebrates.
Using a multimedia presentation, we investigate the importance of healthy waterways. Students will then work in small groups to participate in a practical Bug ID activity. We discuss features used to identify the water bugs, 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!!
Please Note: Numbers are strictly limited to
1 class per session. First session is FREE! for the first 20 schools to book (extra sessions available for an additional fee).
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.