Water in our World is a full day program in which students adopt the role of citizen scientists to investigate the possible causes of the decline in the sea turtle population in Moreton Bay. They observe different land uses and water flow of the Wellington Point area and record these on a map.
Using scientific equipment, students assess water quality at various sites. Links are made between mangroves and the health of the water in Moreton Bay. Students will analyse and evaluate scientific data and other observations to determine the most significant impact to the Moreton Bay turtle population. Students recommend suitable strategies to address these problems.
Geographical knowledge and understanding
- Classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource (ACHGK037)
- The way that flows of water connects places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places (ACHGK038)
Geographical inquiry and skills
- Represent spatial distribution of different types of geographical phenomena by constructing appropriate maps at different scales that conform to cartographic conventions, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS050)
- Interpret geographical data and other information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to identify and propose explanations for spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and infer relationships (ACHGS051)
- Apply geographical concepts to draw conclusions based on the analysis of the data and information collected (ACHGS052)
- Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic and social considerations, and predict the expected outcomes of their proposal (ACHGS054)