Students conduct field work around Bicentennial Park’s intertidal wetlands to help them understand biophysical interactions. Through their investigations they will uncover interactions between the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere. They will also gain a new understanding of human impacts and management of the spheres and the intertidal wetland environment as a functioning system.
Students learn about:
Students learn to investigate and communicate geographically by addressing geographical questions:
Students learn to use geographical skills and tools including:
Students learn to identify geographical methods applicable to and useful in the workplace such as:
Content: Case Study
Investigating one issue in one of the biophysical components to illustrate how an understanding of biophysical processes contributes to sustainable management in the environment.
P2 - describes the interactions between the four components which define the biophysical environment
P3 - explains how a specific environment functions in terms of biophysical factors
P6 - identifies the vocational relevance of a geographical perspective
P7 - formulates a plan for active geographical inquiry
P9 - uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries
P10 - applies mathematical ideas and techniques to analyse geographical data
P12 - communicates geographical information, ideas and issues using appropriate written and/or oral, cartographic and graphic forms