Year 7-10

Creek view Photo: Paul K Robbins

These exploratory science excursions, students use scientific techniques and have a go at producing renewable energy.

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Living World

Stage 4 Science

Students will immerse themselves in the natural world by stepping into the shoes of a mangrove ecologist to study the biotic and abiotic features of a protected inter-tidal wetland environment. Their objective will be to increase their understanding of how this ecosystem functions, by conducting a range of scientific investigations, so they can better protect it from harm in the future.

Throughout the day, students will work in small groups to gather data and observe the mangrove environment in a range of wetland locations. Each activity will focus on plants, animals or bacteria that live in the mangroves. The activities have 2 components, one that relies on observation skills and the other involves primary data collection. All of the data collected will be recorded by the students and the results can then be used to answer the field trip question “How do living things survive in this inter-tidal ecosystem?” 



Key Learning Outcomes: 
Stage 4 / Living World 
Duration: 4 hours (10am-2pm)
Cost: $425 per class (Class size – minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students. Class groups of less than 20 students will be required to pay a ‘Small Group Fee’ of $340):
Location: Bicentennial Park Education Centre
Bookings: Call 02 9714 7870 or download booking kit

To see what students can experience take a look at our online virtual tours.

 


 

Stage 5 Science

The students will immerse themselves in the habitats of the local and international waterbirds and shorebirds that live in and visit the protected wetlands of Sydney Olympic Park. They will use a combination of observation, scientific measurement and data collection methods to determine if the wetland habitats of Sydney Olympic Park can support the needs of local, national and migratory waterbirds and shorebirds.

Throughout the day, students will work in small groups to gather data and observe shorebird habitat at Sydney Olympic Park. Activities include map reading and interpretation, drawing a field sketch, measuring and record abiotic features, conducting a bird survey, and aquatic and terrestrial organism identification. Throughout the day, the students will be provided with information to assess ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural practices and knowledge of this wetland environment contribute to the conservation and management of sustainable ecosystems. The students will be using scientific equipment through out the day to assist them with their investigations. All of the data collected will be recorded by the students and the results then used to answer the field trip question “How effectively has this wetland been constructed and managed to provide a habitat for local and international waterbirds?”



Key Learning Outcomes: 
Stage 5 / Living World 
Duration: 4 hours (10am-2pm)

Cost: $425 per class (Class size – minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students. Class groups of less than 20 students will be required to pay a ‘Small Group Fee’ of $340):
Location: Bicentennial Park Education Centre
Bookings: Call 02 9714 7870 or download booking kit

To see what students can experience take a look at our online virtual tours.

 


 

For Science school tours in Sydney for Years 11–12, more high school excursions to Sydney Olympic Park or International Baccalaureate programs.