Mapping the Mountains - ES1
Bring your students to Mt Tomah to engage with nature and map the mountains! They will have a mud map to follow a trail and collect natural items they find on their journey. These natural items will then be collated into a pictograph. This engagement with natural materials and the surroundings will help them answer key inquiry questions about the environmental features of the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.
- Early Stage 1 Geography
- 2 hours
- Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
- $12 per student. Minimum charges apply.
- A discovery walk to investigate the features of the environment
- Handle plants and use the senses to gain information about an environment.
- Use natural material collected on the discovery walk to make a pictograph
- Collect natural materials to make a large, simple map of the discovery walk route and use mapping language to recount their journey to their friends.
- Gain an understanding of how this place is important to people from the local Durug Aboriginal people to present visitors and workers here.
- Use geographical concepts about place, space and the environment
- Represent data using graphs and draw conclusions about this.
- Communicate geographical information in their natural material maps
- Use geographical tools such as maps, photographs and illustrations
- Participate in fieldwork.