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Investigating Eco Systems

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​Students will learn about the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem, while undertaking simple survey work of the three local forest systems in the Botanic Garden. Students will investigate the diversity of life forms in these areas, and determine what impact and influence the abiotic factors have on this diversity.

What happens?

  • Explore the Wet and Dry Open Forests and Rainforest ecosystems within the Botanic Gardens
  • Compare and contrast a range of biotic and abiotic factors of each environment
  • Identify the adaptations of biotic features within each environment
 
Stages: ​Stage 4, Stage 5
Themes: ​Ecosystems, Living World, Environments
Duration: ​2 hours
Location: ​Mt. Keira
Price: ​$13 per student
Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
 
 

Curriculum Links


Stage 4
SC4-14LW: relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
GE4-1: locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
GE4-2: describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
 
Stage 5
SC5-14LW: analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems
GE5-1: explains the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
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