Jason Project - Resilent Planet - Stage 3

Students will investigate Sydney Olympic Park Badu Mangroves -a protected ecosystem that has undergone enormous changes in the last 100 years.

Students will look at how this ecosystem is managed by taking on the role of researchers - they will have an opportunity to look at and discuss management strategies, pressures of human’s

needs and wants against the environment and recognize that they are able to make changes for future generations to keep biodiversity alive.

Students will use a variety of data collection methods to study and observe the health and viability of the mangrove environment. Scientific equipment is used to test water quality, and facilitated discussions on management strategies used to protect water quality. The mangrove wetland ecosystem contains organisms that are reliant on each other and the mangroves for food and habitat. Changes in the ecosystem need to be identified and followed up; therefore data collected by the students will be part of the wetland management process. Investigating how we can protect and maintain mangroves for future generations will promote awareness and allow students to exchange ideas for protection and regeneration of mangroves globally.

Syllabus Outcomes related to the Jason Project

Science and Tech
LTS3.3

Identifies, describes and evaluates the interactions between living things and their effects on the environment

ES S3.6

Recognises that the Earth is the source of most materials and resources, and describes phenomena and processes, both natural and human, that form and change the Earth over time.

UT S3.9

Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigating and designing tasks.

INVS3.7

Conducts their own investigations and makes judgments based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions 

HSIE
ENS3.5

Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments and how individuals and groups can act in an ecologically responsible manner

ENS3.6

Explains how various beliefs and practices influence the ways in which people interact with, change and value their environments.

Mathematics

WMS3.2

Selects and applies appropriate problem solving strategies.

WMS3.5

Links mathematical ideas and makes connections with, generalisations about, existing knowledge and understandings of content.

DS3.1

Displays and interprets data in graphs with scales of many to one correspondence

SGS3.3 

Uses a variety of mapping skills