Jungle Jive - Stage 3

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The concert has already started! Find a ‘ticket’ to enter the cool temperate rainforest to discover the delights of this natural environment. Students discover the adaptations of the rainforest plants and mark on a map where these are located, using compass points and geographical terms. Take a photo of these plants and pose an environmental inquiry question to help develop a broader appreciation for this special environment. 

Stages:
Stage 3 Geography
Duration:
2 hours
Location:
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Price:
$13 per student. Minimum charges apply
Contact:
school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

What happens?

  • Join in a silent walk to listen to the sounds of the jungle. Use all your senses to experience this environment.
  • Create a compass on the ground using loose parts to indicate North, South, East and West.
  • Discover vegetation with different adaptations in each direction, checking the direction with a personal compass.
  • Using a matrix of requirements of aspect, take photos of vegetation growing in those locations.
  • Mark these locations on their map and pose an environmental enquiry question for each one.

Students will... 

  • Use geographical concepts about place, space and the environment
  • Develop geographical questions to integrate and plan an enquiry.
  • Communicate geographical information regarding significance of places and what they are like as well as the way we manage these spaces.
  • Use geographical tools such as maps, photographs and satellite images
  • Participate in fieldwork using compasses.
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